Baskets, Paper, Color: Hexagonal Weave

October 4, 2020 – October 10, 2020

Jackie Abrams

During this workshop students will create baskets inspired by the ancient Asian technique of openwork hexagonal weave. Using contemporary materials and painted cotton papers, you will weave the first layer using this technique which is similar to the Shaker cheese baskets. This will be a framework to interlace the second and third layers, or for layers of random weave and color. Students will be introduced to the possibilites of form, size and color while exploring the sculptural possibilities. Open to all skill levels.


Jackie Abrams lives in Brattleboro, Vermont and has been a basket maker since 1975 while apprenticing to an 81-year-old traditional basket maker. Since 1990, she has explored plaiting techniques, the use of heavy cotton paper as a material, and the possibilities of contemporary basketry. She exhibits at shows, galleries and museums, and has been highlighted in numerous fiber arts and fine craft books. She teaches throughout the U.S., Guatemala, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Jackie Abrams

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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