Basket weaving is one of the most ancient and widespread crafts. While practical, it can easily be elevated to a fine art with vision and skill. Basket making techniques and materials are very diverse, but a solid foundation of basics will take you far. Whether you are new to basket making, or have experience, this special workshop retreat with Peeta Tinay of Tinay Studio will reward you with the experience of creating a challenging beginner basket, and introduce you to various techniques and insightful perspectives on basket making.
The basket you will make in this retreat is a split spoke and twined construction, with a basket base boasting a colorful spiral pattern. Students will have vibrant colors to choose from for the basket base. Both black and brown round reed will be in this mix as well for those with a more subdue palette. The basket will be made from multiple diameters of round reed, which lend additional textural interest. All round reed will be pre-dyed (featuring Jacquard’s Basic Dye) and prepared for this specific project, providing ease and flow for this workshop retreat.
Students will learn the twining technique, the fundamentals of materials selection, basket shaping, and the importance of tension while making an approximate 15" diameter x 3" tall basket
All levels are welcome. This is a great "next steps" workshop for those who have ventured into the world of basket weaving, or a very well-rounded start for beginners. All weaving materials are provided to create one basket (15" diameter x 3" tall), which each student will make during the workshop. All tools needed will be available for use.
Cost: $350.00 per person (accommodations not included). Age requirement: 18+.
Dates: Saturday 9/21 - Sunday 9/22
Time: 9am - 6pm
Location: Three Pines Farm, 9611 Wagner Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
REGISTRATION NOTE: Please register by August 21, 2019. If the class minimum is not met, a refund may be issued in lieu of this class offering. You will be alerted shortly after the registration deadline if a refund is being issued. All materials and supplies will be provided in class.