This class has proved so popular, we are offering it again, and just in time to craft the perfect holiday gift for someone—that is, if you can bear to part with the beautiful basket you will create! In this workshop we will focus on the art of weaving. You will be introduced to the coil-method of basketry required for pine needle baskets. We will take advantage of the themes of winter, engaging in an indoor nature-based craft that lends itself well to internal reflection, emotional processing, and crafty camaraderie. Creating containers in these ancestral ways is a powerful experience for anyone, and crafting taps into our creativity and problem-solving capacities, offering both insight and a practical product.
This workshop is designed so that participants will be able to take home their own finished or almost-finished small pine-needle basket made out of locally and ethically harvested Ponderosa Pine needles. Feel free to bring special items that we will teach you how to weave into your basket, like beads, shells, pieces of leather, or whatever your imagination can dream up!
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Women’s Wilderness Office – Conference Room
Instructors: Pinar and Sophia (“So”) Sinopoulos-Lloyd