Sun, Oct 17|
Supplies for Creative Living
Backyard Basketry with Katie Grove
Have you ever looked outside at the abundance of plants in your yard and wondered what you could make with them? Commemorate the end of this growing season with a handmade basket made from found stems, vines and grasses.
Time & Location
Oct 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Supplies for Creative Living, 143 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY, USA
About the Event
***We are currently requiring all participants above the age of 12 in our in-person workshops to be fully vaccinated by the workshop date. Masks will be required for this workshop. Weather permitting, participants will be able to work on their baskets outdoors without a mask if desired.***
If you are interested in making beautiful and useful objects out of natural materials, then coiled basketry is perfect for you. Coiling is an ancient technique in which rows of material are layered and sewn together one row at a time in a spiral to create a basket.
In Backyard Basketry, we will use split cattails and grasses as the core of our baskets and natural colored yarns as our sewing material. Several open work stitching techniques will be covered, including line stitch, v stitch, and core wrapping to create a lovely pattern over the cattails and grasses. Coiling is a versatile and fun technique and each participant can choose the shape and size that they want for their own unique basket. We will also discuss how to harvest and prepare cattails and grasses for coiling so that you are prepared to continue making one-of-a-kind coiled baskets at home.
There is a lot of room for your individuality to shine in this basket and everyone’s will turn out a different size and shape depending on the materials you choose to weave with. You will go home with a basket. instructions to create many more, and inspiration to continue weaving!
All materials are included. Makers are welcome to bring stems, vines and grasses from their own gardens to experiment with and incorporate into these coiled baskets. (Long grasses & lavender and iris stems are a great place to start!)
TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (some students may finish early)
FEE: $80 per person + $15 materials fee
Katie Grove is an artist with a passion for creating art with all natural materials harvested and prepared from the beautiful landscape around her home. Katie has a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and is currently exhibiting work regionally in galleries and teach nature and art workshops throughout the Hudson Valley. Check out her Instagram feed and get inspired!
Workshop fee includes $15 materials fee