Melon Basketry, 11/3

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Melon Basketry, 11/3

140.00

with Michele Hament

Sunday November 3rd, 10-4

Limit 12 students

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Learn to construct and weave a unique, colorful and sturdy Appalachian-styled ribbed basket using natural and hand-dyed reed, cane and sea grass. This type of basket can be made in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. We will begin by constructing a ribbed frame and then will weave and finish the sides and body with colorful reed and sea grass. Students will also learn about the use and preparation of materials.

Please bring a sharp floral shears or small pruning shear. I will have a few extra to share. Feel free to bring anything you might want to incorporate into your basket, such as strips of fabric, thick yarns or any other flexible material. 

I am an El Cerrito basket maker and teacher. I love exploring the concept of basketry and working with both natural and non-traditional materials; there are limitless possibilities. My work is included in “500 Baskets” by Lark Press. I have taught pine needle basketry to Maya artisan women through their fair trade cooperatives in the highlands of Guatemala. See more at www.michelehamentartwork.com