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Weaving with Natural Materials of the Pacific Northwest

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

$205
new 2 day bark

This event is co-sponsored by the Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum and MERA Schoolhouse in MacDonald’s Corners, Ontario

This course will begin with a discussion on how to harvest natural materials for basketry such as barks, sedges, rush and grasses. A focus is on materials found in the Pacific Northwest which Joan will be providing. Materials such as red and yellow cedar bark, willow bark, west coast sweetgrass and beargrass will be on hand.  Please note, similar materials can be found in our local area, so the skills you learn can be applied repeatedly. On Day 1 participants will have the chance to prepare their own cedar bark for their project. Participants will be able to design their own small basket choosing from the samples presented. A variety of weaving techniques and patterns including plaiting, variations of twining and twill weaves will provide lots of design options.  This course is good for beginners as well as experienced weavers.

To register, please e-mail MERAs administrator Trina Conboy at meraschoolhouse@gmail.com

For more information please e-mail the workshop coordinator, Ankaret Dean at ankaretd@gmail.com

Course Fee: $155/student due at time of registration       Material Fee: $50/ student due to the instructor on day 1 of workshop

 

 

Details

Start:
August 24 @ 9:00 am
End:
August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$205
Website:
https://meraschoolhouse.org/august2019_basketry_workshops/

Organizer

MERA Schoolhouse
Phone:
613-287-0388
Email:
meraschoolhouse@gmail.com
Website:
https://meraschoolhouse.org/august2019_basketry_workshops/

Venue

MERA Schoolhouse
974 Dalhousie Concession
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 Canada
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Phone:
613-287-0388
Website:
https://meraschoolhouse.org/