Class #20 – Elm Bark with Sweetgrass

Students begin by weaving a simple twill base on this elegant elm bark and sweetgrass basket. The sides are woven in a Native American technique called between-weave twining with prepared elm bark. The “collar” is created by t-twining several rows of fragrant sweetgrass on the outside of the spokes. The basket is completed with a sweetgrass and bark rim.

The harvest and preparation of elm bark and sweetgrass will be discussed in class.

Date

Thursday, May 11

Instructor

Dianne Stanton

Ability Level

All Levels

Materials Fee

$95.00

Materials

elm bark, sweetgrass, waxed linen

Dimensions

4.75” high x 5.5” in diameter

Tools needed

pencil, diagonal cutting pliers or scissors, awl, spray bottle, 10 -12 clip clothespins, utility knife

A Note About Tools!

Tools needed for each class are noted at the end of each class description. Please make your best effort to make sure that you have what is needed. Tools are available for sharing but it can often slow down class progress.

For those flying to Vermont, Stowe Basketry Festival water buckets will be available.

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