Beginning Willow Basketmaking
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Beginning Willow Basketmaking

Organized through Arts Mid-Hudson
More info and registration
here. $155 AMH Members, $170 NonMembers, materials included

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of basketry using willow as a medium. The unique qualities of willow allow for a wide range of artistic expression, and participants will be encouraged to explore forms and colors. Over the course of 2 days we will weave a round base using a twining pattern, work up the sides and optional integrated handles in waling and French randing and then finish with a woven border. This is a surprisingly physical class with surprisingly gratifying results. Register here.

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Willow Weaving, Make a Tray!
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Weaving, Make a Tray!

Organized through Phillies Bridge Farm Project, more info here (towards the bottom of the page) and registration here. $25 course fee + $15 materials fee

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the wonders of willow weaving! We will make a beautiful little tray, all out of my homegrown willow, that can be used to hold your keys, eggs, cherry tomatoes, whatever! Basic weaving techniques will be covered as well as a brief introduction to the willow plant and its many uses. Register here.

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Intro to Willow Basketry
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Intro to Willow Basketry

  • Pouhkeepsie Trolley Barn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organized through Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
More info and registration
here.

Over the course of the two days you will learn about willow as a natural material and will weave a round base using a twining pattern, work up the sides and optional integrated handles in waling and French randing and then complete with a woven border. Participants will finish the class with a sturdy and useful vessel. Willow can be challenging to work with. Someone with hand issues or weak hands may find this class difficult. Register here.

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