The Language Of Baskets
August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020
In this workshop students will discover a variety of basketry methods while weaving a series of panels or samplers (each approximately 12″ x 12″) using rattan materials. Techniques presented during class include spoke construction, rib work, lashing, preparation of rims, twill weaves, chase weave, braid stitch, twining, three-rod wale and spiral weave. Participants will be introduced to smoked reed, dyed reed, sea grass, waxed linen and paper splint to be used as accents to natural reed materials. Students will add a wide variety of weaving techniques to their knowledge of basketry and may expect to create at least six panels during class. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Beth Hester is a maker, teacher and student of basketry who lives in Allen County, Kentucky. Having learned techniques from Ollie and Lestel Childress, and Leona Waddell, she is honored to be a bearer of south-central Kentucky’s white oak basket tradition. A partner in The Basket Maker’s Catalog, Hester creates patterns, products and learning opportunities through teaching and hosting workshops around Kentucky.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.