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Intro to Willow Weaving: Exploring the Round Basket

  • Fall Kill Creative Works: Textile Works 489 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601 United States (map)

September 8th & 9th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Organized through Fall Kill Creative Works, formerly Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, $225 or $215 if you register at least a week in advance. More info and registration here.

During this weekend course we will work on creating beautiful round baskets from willow. Learn to construct a traditional basket with a circular base, rounded or sharp angled upsett, a choice of side weaves and a woven border. If we have time you can choose and weave a complimentary handle. For those that participated in the spring class, we can either revisit that same basket style or you can explore a different type of round basket. 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. Includes 1 hr lunch break.

Earlier Event: August 4
Make a Garden Obelisk
Later Event: September 21
Willow Weaving, Make a Tray!