Basketry Fiber Exploration

Northwoods Center 209
Categories: Event
Event Locator: 2023-AAJDQS

This course will begin with an overview of different plants that have been used in basketry for thousands of years by cultures from all around the world. We will cover responsible harvest and processing methods for a range of species that can be found in the north woods of Wisconsin including cattail, fireweed, nettle, cedar, willow, birch, and more. Students will learn to make cordage and will use botanical materials along with simple plaiting and twining techniques to create our own unique baskets - small enough to fit into the palm of your hand! No basket weaving experience required,