Weaving with Natural Materials of the Pacific Northwest
August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm$205
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please e-mail the workshop coordinator, Ankaret Dean at email@example.com
Course Fee: $155/student due at time of registration Material Fee: $50/ student due to the instructor on day 1 of workshop