Introduction to “Stake and Strand” Willow Basketry; Small Round Basket

1-day Course

Friday May 31 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *this class is full*

Monday June 3 (9:00am – 5:00pm) *this class is full*

Instructor: Johnny Suderman

This is a one day beginner level class for adults who would like to learn about the fundamentals of stake and strand basketry. (See disclaimer at bottom)

The small round basket 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.

DISCLAIMER: When we work with willow we are essentially braiding with wood. Wood is a dense material. Please consider how a day of repetitive twisting of your wrists, and pointed pressure with your fingers will leave you feeling at the end of the day. Please consider that if you have difficulty working with your hands for long periods of time that this class may not be right for you.

This course is suitable for ages 16+

$180.00 + HST
$25.00 – $30.00 material fee to be paid to Johnny on the day of the course

A fresh, homemade lunch and a morning snack/coffee included. All dietary needs accommodated.

CALL TO REGISTER – (613) 464-2105