Build your own Market Basket 1M22
In this workshop, you'll use basic basketry techniques and wicker-weaving to create a useful, handled basket, great for running to the store to pick up a few items. Select your weaving materials from a variety of colors and construct your basket, measuring 10" x 16" x 6" (with handle 12") once complete.
Previous experience working with rattan/reed is helpful although not necessary.
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I was motivated to take this class because I wanted to build on the skills I learned in Wicker 1 and make a larger piece. I loved the project itself, the clear and accessible explanations from the instructor, and the individualized attention we received because it was a small class.
William is an incredible teacher! His explanations are clear and he’s always willing to step in and help when you get stuck. His calm, “no worries” approach to mistakes is refreshing, and creates a really welcoming learning environment. The ratio of students to instructor was great' both myself and the other participant were able to leave with a completed basket, missing only the last finishing touches.
William puts a lot of thought into how long it will take to complete a project and so you leave with a finished product.
Born and raised among the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, William Krier developed an interest in the art of basket weaving and has been practicing this art since the 1980's. He enjoys the challenge that wicker basketry brings. Using a variety of agents from commercial dyes to nut hull stain to teas, William dyes and stains all of his own reed.
Weaving traditional baskets using bright colors is William's way of contemporizing the art of basket making.
Materials to bring to class:
Instructor provides all materials, including a variety of hand-dyed wicker ribbons. $65 payable in class to instructor.