Class #20 – Elm Bark with Sweetgrass | CLASS FULL
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.
Thursday, May 11
elm bark, sweetgrass, waxed linen
4.75” high x 5.5” in diameter
pencil, diagonal cutting pliers or scissors, awl, spray bottle, 10 -12 clip clothespins, utility knife