In the 1-day introductory class students will start a pine needle basket around a polished stone cabochon. The swirling stitch is taught with a unique method that lines up stitches on both sides of the basket, making the vessel attractive on the inside as well as the outside. Students also learn how to shape their basket and how to taper down and finish the final coil. The coiling method can later be used to weave other plant materials including sweetgrass, palm inflorescence and leaves from a wide variety of common plants. Repeat students are invited to attend to learn more advanced techniques as time permits. Instructional fees vary according to facility.
July 29 10am - 3 pm
San Diego Botanical Gardens
August 19 10am - 4 pm www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
2017 Classes at Nadine's Olivenhain home (Encinitas area) California
To enroll (760) 944-9369 or
10 am - 4 pm • $55.00
Basket Kits (if needed) $37.00
MULTIPLE-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
I'm thrilled to announce I will be teaching at the
Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, Washington
October 20-22, 2017
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN -
I will individualize my instruction to each student's interest and skill level. So if you're a beginner - you're welcome! And if you already know how to coil, these workshop are for you too! I even invite gourd artists who want to learn how to coil on gourds (you must bring cleaned gourds and an awl). If you want to learn how to coil around antlers, feel free to bring one! Every student will receive lots of personal attention so they will learn what they came to learn.....AND MORE!
Students will start their basket around a polished stone, then each student can go in their own desired direction. Whether you're a beginner or experienced coiler, you're certain to learn lots of exciting basketry skills. The workshop will be several days of fun, exploration, discovery, and a mastering of basketry skills.
Some examples of what you can learn are:
How to start a basket around a stone center
A variety of other innovative ways to start a basket
How to line up stitches using the Swirling Basic Stitch
Wheat, Diamond and Fern stitches
How to master shaping
Freeform sculptural work
and MUCH MUCH MORE ! ! ! ! !
PHOTOS OF COUPEVILLE......
HOME STUDIO WORKSHOPS
The home workshops are kept small to provide a generous amount of individual instruction tailored to each student’s skill level and interest such as: For beginners, learning how to coil a basket, or for more experienced students, shaping of vessels, novel starts such as walnut slices or other objects with holes, fancy stitches (wheat stitch, diamond stitch, fern stitch, inserting beads between coils using the mariposa stitch) handles, teneriffe, lidded vessels, sculptural techniques, and much more!
Both beginning and experienced basket weavers are welcome at the home workshops. Show ‘n Share is a fun part of the workshop, so please bring any baskets you’ve made to share with the group.