Department 18 – Cultural Arts Basket Weaving Class
Hosted by: Jacky Luetschwager
June 22, 2018
Ringle Town Hall, 7101 Town Hall Road, Ringle.
10 am – 3 pm (maybe a bit longer)
Class taught by Mark Henderickson
“Williamsburg” market basket with a dyed reed chain design. (7″ x7″ base x 12.5″high with a 12″ circumference at the rim) It is made with rattan reed and a hardwood Williamsburg handle. Student has a choice of dyed reed selection for a friendship chain design woven into the basket. Handle wrap options are also discussed.
The basket is a beginner / intermediate beginner basket and is considered a 5-6 hour basket. It is based on an American Heritage basket design linked to Colonial Williamsburg Virginia which was established as a colony in 1634. This is one of the first uniquely American Heritage styles incorporating European and Native American basketry techniques.
The Learning Objectives include:
*Overview of weaving tools
*Wood handle preparation
*Reed identification and preparation
*Locking row twining
*Rim fabrication and handle scarfing
*Discussion of finishing, care, and overall basket categories / valuation
$30 for each basket.
I will put together tools / tool kits for student use, but will also provide for a general tool listing to bring to the class if they wish to use their own tools
Adults welcome too! Call (715) 297-0197 by June 18 to register.