Backyard Baskets: Coiling with Natural Materials :: August 29, 2021 :: 10-4pm
Many local plants lend themselves to basket making. In this workshop, we will create a coiled vessel using iris, daylily and grasses harvested from cultivated gardens and wild places.
Coiling is a hand-stitching process that transforms a continuous bundle of fibers into a strong and versatile container. Found in cultures worldwide, it is a perfect technique to create one-of-a-kind baskets from plants growing in your backyard.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- which plants work well for coiling
- how to harvest, dry and prepare fibers
- stitching and finishing techniques.
You will be able to complete a basket and leave with the skills to do this again on your own.
Great for beginning basket makers and those with weaving experience that want to learn more about using local plants.
INVESTMENT: $100 with a $10 materials fees
Please note- if this workshop has your heart singing and you cannot afford to join me, be in touch for a scholarship, sliding scale or work trade option. There is a spot reserved in each workshop for reduced or waived fee.
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, August 29, 10-4 pm
The Patchwork Underground
578 Garren Creek Road
Fairview, NC 28730
The Patchwork Underground is a gathering place for creativity. With art gardens and studio space surrounded by nature, you will find yourself immersed in beauty that inspires. Join us for workshops and get-togethers as we explore the possibility of
working with plants to create art.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Patchwork Underground is within 20 minutes of downtown Asheville. The outdoor workshop spaces are accessed by walking over a textured field, or accessible by vehicle if needed. Indoor restroom facilities are accessible by stairs.
Due to current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, this workshop is limited to 6 participants and will be held outside. The layout of the space will allow for plenty of room to be physically distant but you will be required to wear a mask when working near others. We will talk about safety and comfortability at the start of the workshop so that we have a plan that feels safe for everyone. If you have concerns that you would like to discuss in advance of registration, please reach out me.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to concerns around Covid-19, the cancellation policy has been adjusted for 2021.
Cancellations made 7 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled class date will be eligible a full refund if someone from the waitlist is able to fill your spot. Otherwise, you will receive a 50% refund or you can transfer your registration to a future workshop.
I will do my best to accommodate you should unexpected circumstances arise. Please contact me directly with as much notice as possible if you determine that you need to cancel.