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Woven Bark Basketry Workshop

Summer 2021 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

Inner Bark Weaving
Inner Bark Weaving
Bark Baskets Katie Grove
Basketry Northeast
Photo Nov 06, 4 47 56 PM
Photo Jun 11, 5 07 40 PM
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Photo Jun 11, 2 45 47 PM
Inner Bark WeavingBark Baskets Katie GroveBasketry NortheastPhoto Nov 06, 4 47 56 PMPhoto Jun 11, 5 07 40 PMPhoto Jun 11, 1 45 09 PMPhoto Jun 11, 2 45 47 PM

Woven Bark Basketry

Sunday July 18th

In this workshop you will learn how to make a woven basket with all locally harvested plant materials. Beginning with stakes and weavers made from the inner bark of several tree species including elm, black walnut, and tulip poplar, we will cover twill, regular weave, and twining techniques. Vines, basswood fiber, and cattails will also be integrated into the basket. There will be a focus throughout the day on discussing how to find and process good ‘basket trees’ for inner bark and everything from species to storing the harvested material will be included. Everyone’s basket will be unique, but will measure about 6″ x 6″ x 7″. The finished basket is perfect as a tool basket, but can be used for many other purposes. Join us for a day of meditative weaving and learning with these incredibly special natural materials!

Details, dates, info about the weekend are below. If you want to sign up you can click the green button below or email me at katiegroveart@gmail.com

-Katie

LOCATION

Katie Grove Studios, Old Kings Highway, Stone Ridge NY 12484 (address upon sign up) 

DATE 

Sunday July 18th, 10:00 – 5:00

COST 

$135.00 (includes all hand prepared inner bark stakes, other gathered materials and handouts on the techniques covered)

WHERE TO STAY

If you are traveling to the workshop there are many lovely places to spend the night locally. Here are a few links to the ones I am somewhat familiar with and a google search will find you more. Nearby Kingston and New Paltz also have motels and hotels.

AIR BNB:

Here is a link to air bnbs in the area for the weekend of the 21st. 

Bed and Breakfasts:

The 1850s House

The Arbor BNB

Camping:

Creekview Campsites

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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