2019 BASKETRY WORKSHOPS AT BAINBRIDGE ARTISANS RESOURCE NETWORK
March 2, 2019 – CHASING BEAR GRASS WITH POLLY ADAMS SUTTON
Those of you who have had the good fortune to take a basketry class with Polly Adams Sutton at BARN, know that she is a master basket weaver and phenomenal teacher. Spend a day learning to use inner cedar bark, Bear grass and NW estuary sweet grass to weave a beautiful basket.
March 16 & 17 2019 – PEETA TINAY – THE ART OF TWINING WITH REED WITH PEETA TINAY
April 26, 27 & 28 2019 – WEAVING WITH NW GOLD – DOUBLE WALLED CEDAR BARK BACKPACK or TRADITIONAL CEDAR BARK
CONICAL HAT WITH KATHEY ERVIN https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-3117307?
Join Kathey Ervin for three days learning the virtues of the Western Red Cedar, and other Pacific Northwest plant materials, as you weave a project of your own choosing, either a Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack, or a Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat. Kathey is known nationally for her artistry with Cedar
and her excellence as a teacher.
May 4 & 5, 2019 – Suquamish Elder Nancy Sigo teaches a Coast Salish Cedar Weaving Project – Cedar Bark Visor. https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-3239336
Learn to weave the inner bark of the Western Red Cedar into a well fitted visor to protect your face from the sun in an artful way.
June 6, 2019 – FOLDED BIRCH BARK TRAYS WITH DEB CURTIS
Students will be able to make 2 or more folded trays in this class. Tricks and tips will be shared for working with Birch Bark, NW Sweetgrass, Veneer, cedar bark, or Midwest Sweetgrass for your rims.
June 7 & 8, 2019 – PLAYING WITH BIRCH BARK MAKING TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMPORARY VESSELS WITH DEB CURTIS https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-3165355? CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=6/20/2019
Birch Bark can be stitched together, cut into strips and woven, or folded, to make traditional and contemporary vessels. Each student will have enough birch bark to explore at least 2 of these options during class. Deb will share the history of using birch bark in various cultures across the world. Immerse yourself in a 2 day, all-inclusive basketry workshop! Students will learn the
twining technique, the fundamentals of materials selection, basket shaping, and the
importance of tension while making an approximate 15″ diameter x 3″ tall basket.
August 2 & 3, 2019 – Fish Skin and Cedar Basket with Karen Sherwood
Steeped in Northwest traditions, this basket is created with striking bands of cured salmon, rockfish or ling cod skins as they are woven in a twill-work pattern highlighted by the beauty of western red cedar.
August 4, 2019 – Foragers Basket with Karen Sherwood
From the kitchen garden to the alpine lakes, from rivers to oceans, this forager basket will become a highly valued and trusted companion on all your harvesting adventures.
August 27, 2019 – Waves On Cedar With Polly Adams Sutton
Polly Adams Sutton will teach you techniques for creating a sculptural basket using artistic bead wire and her hand-gathered, meticulously prepared NW natural materials.
September 28, 2019 – Woven Cedar Trellis With Sue Skelly
Students will learn all the basics for making classic trellises for their garden plants from a master cedar fence and trellis builder. Sue Skelly is an artist with many talents, but her love of growing plants, creating
beautiful gardens for herself and others, prompted her to devise her own methods of creating the garden structures she needed. Sue will lead you through the step by step process for making a four foot tall woven cedar limb fan shaped trellis, or a gothic arch shaped trellis.
October 12, 2019 – Twining And Sculptural Weaving With Polly Adams Sutton
Using soft mellowed NW sweetgrass, this little basket will be shaped by twining over cedar bark spokes. Students will experiment with the tension in the twining to control the form.