Baskets: Working with Flat Materials
February 21 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm$450
4-Day Workshop at Maiwa School of Textiles (registration opens Dec. 10, 2018)
Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures in a wide variety of forms. This workshop will explore weaving techniques and variations associated with flat materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, and paper.
Participants will learn a variety of techniques, including plaiting, twill, diagonal plaiting, and single-sheet free-form construction.
These techniques offer a broad exposure to weaving with flat material, and participants will finish several projects using diverse approaches and materials. Demonstration and discussion will cover how to harvest and prepare accessible plant materials for use in basketry as well as potentials for recycled materials.