Wicker Basketry I 2F19
Wicker – pliable willow twigs – lends itself to weaving and is a traditional material for utilitarian and decorative baskets. Explore basic basket structures, various weaving materials and commonly used tools. Learn to construct base, sides and rim, and go home with a small, handsome basket and the skills to make more. Limit 8 students
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 & Tools:
$20 payable in class
Small towel (will become discolored)
Large towel (may become discolored)