The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Wild Basketry: Twining and Twill with Bark, Vines, and Cattails - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Katie Grove

Class Fee: $140.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 10

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Do you want to explore the possibilities for creating baskets entirely with wild-harvested plants?

In this workshop you will weave a sample basket using a variety of natural materials, including barks, kudzu vine, honeysuckle, cattails, iris leaves and more. You will be able to choose the shape and the pattern of your basket and have the choice of either making a functional belt basket or a sculptural piece. The overall size will be approximately 5” x 4” x 6.”

Over the course of your sample basket you will learn a variety of techniques, including both a simple twill with flat pieces of bark and several methods of twining, in which two strands are alternatively woven around the stakes of the basket.

During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of materials, as well as have hands on experience processing bark and vines. If you are inspired to create a deeper connection to the materials you use while making a beautiful and completely unique basket then this is the class for you. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts and information on what was covered during the workshop, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape.

You will be sitting and standing during class and your hands will be in and out of water throughout the workshop.

This class is open to all levels, even those who have taken it before and want to take their skills to a new level. 

Any questions to Katie can be sent to her at 

Materials Information

There is a $25 materials fee for this workshop which is included in the registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: All locally harvested natural materials

Materials Provided by Student:  Scissors, an awl, and a ruler or measuring tape

Homework: None

Workshop Instructor

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 more