Twined Baskets with Charlie Kennard

$90.00

Instructor: Charlie Kennard

Date/Time: TBD

Location:
West County Fiber Arts
3787 Ross Road
Sebastopol, California

Tuition: $90
(includes all materials)

Maximum students: 15

Registration:

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Description

Make a Twined Basket of Tule or Rush

Each student will make a lightweight basket of tule or of rush (Juncus) using several different weaves, suitable for gathering berries or holding small fruits. We will use techniques practiced by the Pomo and some tribes of western Oregon.

We will have a potluck lunch, giving everyone time to socialize with the instructor and fellow students.

What to bring:

  • Large scissors
  • Something to share for the potluck lunch
  • Personal beverages and snacks
  • Layered clothing for variations in weather
  • Notebook and camera if desired

The instructor:

Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He has taught for MAPOM, Point Reyes Field Institute, East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and another is in the collection of the Oakland Museum. You can also visit a basketry plant garden he has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

The location: 

West County Fiber Arts is the studio of felt artist Heidi Harris, on a beautiful 1-acre property in rural Sonoma County, California. Classes will take place both indoors and in the garden.

If you are coming from out of town, overnight accommodations are plentiful in the vicinity — from nearby cottages and hotels to camping at the Russian River. See our Food & Lodging page for suggestions.

Reviews

  1. Dustin Kahn

    Charlie is an amazing basket weaver! I participated in this class and made my first basket, which was a very fun, yet humbling, experience.

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