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Bark Basketry Workshop

November 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

| 75 plus 25 material fee

Sunday, November 6  10 – 4:30 (with a break for lunch)
with Katie Grove $75 with a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor

In this workshop participants will learn the ins and outs of working with locally harvested bark splints, vines, and other natural materials to make a sampler basket using a variety of techniques. Starting with a grid base we will cover basic bark weaves for the main structure of the basket. Twining, decorative wrapping techniques, and cordage will also be introduced, giving students an opportunity to add unique embellishments to their baskets. In addition to learning the various weaves, students will get hands on experience splitting and prepping some bark. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local natural materials, including tree for bark. If you are excited to use locally harvested materials for basketry while creating a beautiful and useful basket then join us! You will go home with a completed basket, information on the topics covered, and inspiration to keep weaving.

About Katie
Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her workshops she creates an environment where individuals can explore self­expression while learning how use and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie studied Fibers Art at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She lives in Rosendale, NY and exhibits her work and teaches regionally.


November 6, 2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
75 plus 25 material fee
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Katie Grove


White Barn Farm
815 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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One Response to “Bark Basketry Workshop”

  1. Teaching Basketry at the 2016 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival -

    […] It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but then again I knew it would be when I signed up to teach three basketry workshops in a row at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Wild Basketry: Coiling with Natural Materials, Willow Basketry, and Weaving an Egg Basket with Fabric and Vines. It’s my second year teaching at the festival and I continued to be impressed with the enthusiasm and quality of students that attended. It was a very successful weekend and I was so impressed with the baskets my students wove. For some it was their first basket ever. Others were inspired to know how to go out into their own backyards and harvest materials. Talking to students this year and reflecting on the three workshops I really got a clearer sense of what kinds of people are attracted to my workshops and what it is that catches their attention. It’s a connection to nature and a desire to work with their hands. To get out into the fields and forests and know the land and how to harvest that amazing bounty all around us. As I move forward and schedule more workshops I feel a greater sense of focus and understanding about what students want and what I love to teach. Feels good to be always increasing my sense of clarity. Speaking of workshops, I got a lot of questions about what I’m offering in the future. If you want to schedule a workshop at your own venue please check out this page for more info and reach out to me. Otherwise my workshop calendar has one scheduled class currently, but it is a great one! Woven Bark Basketry. You can sign up on White Barn Farm’s website. […]


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