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Introduction to Stake & Strand Willow Basketry; Small Round Basket (one-day course)

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$180

A one-day beginner level class for adults who would like to learn the fundamentals of stake and strand basketry. It will allow participants the opportunity to get a feel for basketry willow, and to learn many techniques that are fundamental to making a strong, durable and beautiful basket. You will learn round bases, pairing, three rod wale, and border techniques. Small round baskets, 9”-10” diameter, are the focus of this day, but the techniques that will be taught are applicable to many styles of baskets. In this class you will be using cultivated basketry willows grown in Ontario, however the techniques can also be used with wild willow, dogwood, and other found woody materials that have the same long, flexible characteristics.