Restoration Basketry: Random Weave with Invasive Plants - Dec 10, 2022
Description: Come learn the foundations of basketry using a fun and adaptable “random weave” technique on foraged materials. We utilize invasive species because they are abundant and removing them improves wildlife habitat for wildlife in what we call the healing harvest. This workshop includes an introduction to identifying, harvesting, processing and weaving wild materials, with a thread of foraging philosophy interwoven throughout.. Make your own unique basket and learn a skill that can be applied to all manner of objects including wreaths, sculptures and even shelter building. We will take a short hike discussing the ecology and cultural history of invasive plants and then practice harvesting and processing material and ultimately start a project. There should be enough time to practice your technique and finish a simple small project.
Location: Brooklyn, MS. Details upon registration.
Times: Check in at 8:45 am; Class ends 3:00 pm
Cost: $60, includes instruction, materials and hand outs; Community meal available at additional cost. If you are not able to afford the full cost, we now offer a reduced rate. We also offer a support rate, if you are able to provide extra money to support those who can't afford the full rate.