Wild Crafted Basketry

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Wild Crafted Basketry

from 75.00

9am-4pm

Saturday, February 16 | Harvest Style Basket with handle

Saturday, February 23 | Flat Bottom Basket

Sign up deadline: February 9

$75 per class or $130 for both

Teacher: Rebecca May Verrill

In this hands-on workshop we will explore an introduction to traditional basket weaving techniques with round, wild harvested, flexible fibers. In the first hour or so of the workshop we will travel to local low-lying areas and cut our own materials for immediate wet-weave use upon returning to Fiber & Vine.

Instructor will provide some pre-harvested materials; however, the nature of this project is for the maker to establish a connection with their own materials. Wonderful organic variations in size, color, texture and form will occur!


Students will be guided through an introduction to one specific style of harvest basket with a built-in handle (Feb. 16 only) -OR- a larger flat bottomed basket (Feb. 23 only.) Depending on size and ease of use with the materials, each student should be able to complete the bulk of the basket (and the knowledge of how to complete it afterward if time doesn’t allow) within the workshop.


Examples and stages of development, as well as different styles of baskets will be shared, as will many different resources to encourage and inspire future weaving projects. It is highly likely that participants will leave this workshop with a new way of seeing the landscape around them and never leave home without a pair of snippers in their backpack or glove box.

What to Bring: We will be spending the first hour or so of class outside, harvesting materials, so please dress accordingly! Bring small, hand-held pruners or garden shears, gloves and waterproof boots. Feel free to bring other shoes to change into during class. Adequate hand strength, creative openness and a positive attitude are the only other requirements.

For $15 a catered lunch by Cafe Nomad will be provided, payable on the day of class. This includes a sandwich, chips, pickle and a cookie. We will have a variety of beverages to choose from as well. Please specify your food preferences during the next step.

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The Folk Art Studio at Fiber & Vine is now able to offer contact hours to teachers participating in our studio workshops.  If you would like to receive a certificate documenting contact hours for a particular workshop, please contact fiberandvine@gmail.com or 207.739.2664.

Fiber & Vine Class Policies

-You must sign up by the deadline by paying full class fee.

-This class must have at least 5 students to run. (This number might vary for guest teachers)

-When a class fills to capacity, a waiting list will be created.

-Classes will be canceled the day after sign up deadline if desired number of students has not been met.

-100% of class fees will be refunded if Fiber & Vine cancels a class.

-Students must provide 7 days cancellation notice in order to receive a full refund, minus a $5 registration fee.

-Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to class will be refunded, minus a $5 registration fee, ONLY IF we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list.

-Cancellation within less than 48 hours prior to class will not be refunded or redeemed for store credit.

-Classes may be transferred to a friend, but please let us know via email/phone.