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Spring Evening Basket Weaving

Three Evening Workshop Series in Spring 2018

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Working With Pieces Of Birch Bark For Weaving
Bark Woven Baskets
A Beautiful Tiny Coiled Basket With Plant Dye Yarn
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Folded Birch Bark Baskets With Katie Grove
Coiled Basket With Honeysuckle Bark
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Beautiful Folded And Woven Birch Bark Baskets
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Woven Tulip Poplar Bark Basket
Organizing Cattails For Basketry
Coiled Grasses With Sticks
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The Cattail Marsh
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Learn The Art of Basketry in the Hudson Valley of New York

Three consecutive Tuesday evenings in May 2018   –   May 1st, 8th and 15th

Have you been wanting to learn how to make natural 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 Tuesday nights this upcoming spring season and each night we will cover a different basketry technique. In addition to basic weaving, the other nights will be the ancient art of coiling which involves sewing material in coils, and folded birch bark containers. These three workshops together will introduce you to a wide span of basketry techniques. Plus you get to experience quite a variety of materials including barks, vines, grasses, and many other types of plants that can be harvested in our local environment. 

Details, dates, info about each workshop are below. If you want to sign up either email me or you can click the beautiful green button below. Space is limited to 10 participants so don’t wait! I expect it will fill up quickly. 




Location: The Town of High Falls, NY 12440. (It is a private residence so the address will be shared upon registration.)

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Dates: Tuesdays May 1st, 8th, and 15th.

Cost: $180 for the series (3 workshops)

This includes all locally harvested and hand prepared plant materials, which is a $20 portion of the $60 for each workshop. 

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 above to register. I am doing this at a series so sign up for all three is generally required. However, if you can only make it to two feel free to contact me and if I have openings I may be able to include you.

woven tulip poplar bark basket

Tuesday May 1st

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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Tuesday May 8th

Coiled Baskets and Pendants

In this workshop you will be introduced to the wonderful and incredibly versatile technique of coiling with the option of making a small basket or a series of pendants. 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.

folded birch bark baskets with katie grove

Tuesday May 15th

Folded Birch 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 birch bark. 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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