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Winter Evening Basket Weaving

Three Thursday Evening Workshops in Winter 2017

Twined, Coiled, and Plaited Bark Baskets

Learn The Art of Basketry in the Hudson Valley of New York

November 30th, December 7th, December 13th 2017

UPDATE 10/14/17 THE SERIES IS NOW FULL. To be put on a waiting list in case someone cancel please click the register now button below and make a note that you want to be put on the list. I’m still waiting to hear back from some folks who registers so a spot very well open up.

Have you been wanting to learn how to make baskets using plant materials, but are busy during the days and weekends? I’ve heard from so many inspired folks who feel this way so I’ve created this series of workshops with you in mind. It happens in the evening so it can fit into your schedule and materials are prepared so you can focus on learning techniques and going home with a finished project. 

About the Classes

This series will meet on three consecutive Thursday nights this upcoming early winter season and each night we will cover a different basketry technique. Of course I couldn’t resist calling the series Winter Evening Basket Weaving, but in reality only one of the nights will be traditional over under ‘weaving! In addition to basic weaving, the other nights will include the ancient art of coiling which involves sewing material in coils, and folded bark containers. These three workshops together will introduce you to a wide span of basketry techniques. 

These classes are being offered as a series of three and I’ll give priority in signups to those who can make all three. However, if you read this and your heart sinks because you can only make it to one or two please message me anyway! I don’t want anyone who is really inspired to miss out. 

Details, dates, info about each workshop are below. If you want to sign up either email me or you can click the beautiful blue button below. 

Thanks and I can’t wait to make baskets together!



Location: High Falls, NY.

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: Three Thursday Winter – November 30th, December 7th, December 14th

Cost: $120 for all three workshops ($40 each)

There are a limited number of spots available so to register and arrange payment by check or cash email me at or click the link about to learn more.

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Thursday November 30th

Woven Bark Baskets

In this workshop you will learn how to take prepared strips of flexible inner tree bark and make a woven basket. Starting with a grid base you will learn both twining with flexible basswood bark and a basic weaving pattern to complete the sides of your basket. It will be competed with attaching a bark rim. Besides leaving with a completed basket we will also cover information about harvesting and preparing bark.

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Thursday December 7th

Coiled Pendants

During our first December workshop you will be introduced to the wonderful technique of coiling to make pendants, or even a small basket. Depending on which natural materials you choose your pieces will turn out completely unique. Grasses, cattails, pine needles and a variety of other plant materials will be provided. We will also discuss which plants species are good to harvest for this project and how to prepare and store them. Clasps, earring backs, and other jewelry making supplies will be included to make multiple types of pendant should you choose

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Thursday December 14th

Folded Bark Baskets

Making containers using different kinds of tree bark is an ancient practice. During this workshop we will created folded bark baskets using primarily white pine with birch bark rims and decorations. You will learn how to fold and sew the bark and attach a rim to make a beautiful container in a variety of shapes. We will discuss how to design a basket pattern and find and harvest different kinds of bark.

What does it look like to make a basket?

To see some examples of baskets and student experiences from single day workshops check out the blog posts below or visit my current/past workshops page. There is such an amazing array of students that take my classes and I’m always impressed with the creativity and individuality that comes out when a person sits down and allows themselves the time to make something beautiful with their hands. 

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