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Wild Woven Ribbed Basket Weekend Workshop

March 2020 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

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A weekend of wild basketry using all locally harvested plant materials

Saturday and Sunday March 21st and 22nd

Enjoy the bounty of nature by using a bounty of wild harvested plants create a ribbed basket. Each participant will choose the depth of their basket and pattern of materials to make a unique piece of functional art. You can make a tray basket to use as a table centerpiece or add a handle and god’s eye lashing to to use it for gathering vegetables– the design is up to you! The basics of ribbed basket construction will be covered as well as processing and preparing materials. The plants used depend on what is available for me to harvest for the workshop, but include grapevines, red osier dogwood, bittersweet, willow, prepared elm inner bark, cattail, and more! We will also discuss identification and how to harvest the different plant materials used in class, and weather depending we will include some harvesting in the class. You will leave with a basket, handouts on everything covered during the workshop, and a new appreciation for the beautiful and abundant plants in our landscape. Come join us for a lovely day of weaving, learning, and laughter this autumn!

Great for both beginners and experienced basket makers alike as well as artists and creative individuals who love using natural materials and want to expand their skill set.

This weekend intensive is perfect for those who are traveling further to attend and want to get a great taste of the world of basketry in a weekend.

Details, dates, info and registration are all below. Email me if you have any questions : ) Thanks and I can’t wait to make baskets together!

-Katie

LOCATION

Old Kings Highway, Stone Ridge NY 12484 

DATES 

Saturday March 21st, 10:00 – 5:00

Sunday March 22nd, 10:00 – 5:00

With an hour break for lunch. A light lunch will be provided. Please bring any snacks or additional food you might want. There is also a food co-op just down the road.

COST 

$365 for the weekend

INCLUDES 

  • All locally harvested and hand prepared plant materials to make your ribbed basket
  • Light lunch including a soup, snacks, etc. 
  • Handouts on all 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 

Bed and Breakfasts:

The 1850s House

The Arbor BNB

Camping:

Creekview Campsites

What does a day of basketry look like?

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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