Sunday, January 19, 2014

Basket Making Classes Available

For those of you that want to learn some of the earliest Native American crafts of basketry making, now you can learn how to make pine needle baskets or regular baskets and make one to take home! Classes are being offered across the street from SRAC at the Crooked River Co-op:

Saturday, February 1: 1:00pm: Making Pine Needle Baskets and Pots!
Description: Making pine needle baskets and pots! To enroll email Would you like to learn how to make items the way Native Americans did for centuries – with long pine needles collected from nature? If so, be sure to sign up for this class made available by The Crooked River Artisan Co-Op. This class focuses on materials and tools, construction, and finishing. Baskets and pots are not the only things you can make with pine needles; you can also create picture frames, lampshades, and other decorative items. But first, you must learn the basics. This fun-filled class will introduce you to them. Class dates & times are: Cost is $45 which includes instruction and materials Taught by Carol Lukovich of Vestal, NY  
Saturday, February 8:1:00pm: Beginners Basket Making Class
Beginners Basket Class February 8, 2014, 1-4 pm Class Limit to 4 people so sign up fast! To enroll email Anne will be teaching a beginners berry basket with handle. The materials-reed and hardwood handle-will be provided. Everyone will have their own handmade basket by the end of the class! Please bring an apron and/or old towel (it's wet work), small dishpan or pail, and wear old clothes. If you have some kitchen shears, a measuring tape of some kind, and a spray bottle, bring them along. Class fees are just $30 and includes all supplies! Hope to see you there!

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