Wild Basketry: Twining with Cattails and Iris Leaves
with Katie Grove
Have you ever looked outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take natural materials, and a variety of fun fiber embellishments to create beautiful treasure baskets. We will be using locally harvested cattails and iris leaves over a base of tulip tree bark to create the basket using regular and triple twining. You will also have the opportunity to incorporate roving and yarn to add unique color and design to your piece. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local natural materials. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape.
Date – Sunday June 5th
Time – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost – $75
Location – White Barn Farm Sheep & Wool,
815 Albany Post Road, New Paltz, NY 12472
Materials Fee: $15 to be paid to the instructor during the workshop.This fee includes plenty of material to make a medium sized basket or even two small ones using your choice of hand harvested natural materials.
Please email Paula to reserve your spot
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 self-expression 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. www.katiegrovestudios.com