Melon Basketry, 2/25

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Melon Basketry, 2/25

145.00

with Michele Hament

Sunday February 25th, 10-4

Limit 10 students

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Learn to construct and weave a unique, colorful and sturdy Appalachian-style ribbed basket using rattan, natural and hand-dyed reed, and sea grass. This basket can be made in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. After making a ribbed frame, we will weave the sides with natural and dyed reed and finish the body with pale green sea grass. At the end of the class you will have completed a beautiful and useful basket approximately 8” wide by 5” deep (not counting the handle.) 

Michele will discuss the use and preparation of other materials and dyeing. Instructional handouts and a source list will be provided. Feel free to bring anything you might want to incorporate into your basket, such as strips of fabric, thick yarns or any other flexible material. Students should bring sharp floral shears or small sharp pruning shears. *

* Due to the length of this workshop please bring a bagged lunch or there are also a few walkable options. Light snacks and drinks will be served. 

About Michele:

I am an El Cerrito basket weaver and teacher. My work was included in the book “500 Baskets” and I have exhibited in the US and internationally. I have taught pine needle basketry to Maya artisan women’s fair-trade cooperatives in the highlands of Guatemala. I love exploring the concept of basketry and working with natural and non-traditional materials; there are always new things to learn and limitless possibilities. See more HERE