Intro to Wicker Weaving
Description: The term “Wicker” is derived from the word willow, and generally refers to weaving with long narrow pliable rods or weavers. You will learn the anatomy of a Wicker basket base, upsett, waling and rim. This class will focus on basic wIcker skills, including two- and three-strand twining, and learning tension to control shaping. The material used is “reed” from the rattan plant. Natural and dyed reed will allow you to make a simple pattern of stripes or checkerboard as you weave. Your round bowl-shaped basket will measure approx 9” wide by 6” tall and you should finish your basket by the end of the day.
Required Skills: Beginner and up
Instructor: Kay Harradine
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Sharp scissors, measuring tape, bucket, towel, awl, bandaid, pencil
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Written pattern/instructions, dyed and natural round reed
Day/Time: Sunday, Oct 20, 9:00 - 5:00 with a 1 hour lunch break
Sale Price: $120 (includes $25 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $130 (includes $25 materials fee) - for registration received Sept 1 or later.