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The Language of Baskets

http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/php/basketsbybethandscott.phphttp://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/php/basketsbybethandscott.phpStudents will weave panels or ‘samplers’ (each approximately 12″ x 12″) using rattan (reed) materials

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07/16/2019 - 07/20/2019

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Beth Hester will be teaching at Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 10 - National Basketry Organization’s 10th Biennial Conference Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, Kentucky – July 16 – 20, 2019

Follow the link above for more info about all the workshops at the conference including fees, registration, classes, etc. ( opens in new window )
Each workshop offered at the conference is 4 days in length and runs concurrently.

The Language of Baskets Workshop: Are you a novice in basket making?  Do you want to expand your fiber arts knowledge to include basketry skills?  Are you curious about the how-to of basket weaving techniques?  If so, this workshop is for you!  Photo above shows a variety of the panels and techniques that will be learned and practiced during the workshop.

Students will weave panels or ‘samplers’ (each approximately 12″ x 12″) using rattan(reed) materials in many sizes and shapes to practice and explore a variety of basketry techniques and concepts including: spoke construction, rib work, lashing, preparation of rims, twill weaves, chase weave, braid stitch, twining, 3-rod wale, and spiral weave. Smoked reed, dyed reed, sea grass, waxed linen and paper splint will be introduced and used as accents to the natural reed materials. Students can expect to create at least 6 sampler panels to use as future reference and add a wide variety of weaving techniques to their knowledge of basketry.   (Sizes of finished pieces will vary.)

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate with a willingness to explore a variety of techniques.

Materials fee: $6.00 per panel (Example, if a student constructs 6 panels, the material fee is $36.00).  Follow the link above for more info about all the workshops at the conference including fees, registration, classes, etc. ( opens in new window )

See personal work by Beth Hester and her husband, Scott Gilbert, here:  Beth and Scott's personal work

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