It’s basket weaving time!
In this class we’ll explore the basics of random weave by creating a melon-sized basket. Working with willows and red osier dogwood harvested from Plas Newydd Farm earlier in the year, we’ll create baskets that are a true collaboration with the farm’s gorgeous wetland landscapes. All skill levels are welcome!
Please bring a lunch, clothes and shoes to be outside if weather allows a lunch time walk, and your favorite pruning or kitchen shears.
Julie Johnson has been weaving baskets for over 25 years and works primarily with plant materials that she and her husband gather during their explorations of Pacific Northwest landscapes. While also practicing many more traditional forms of weaving, sculptural random weave baskets have become some of the most artistically-freeing forms of woven expression for her.
For more of Julie’s work see:
Columbia Basin Basketry Guild: https://www.basketryguild.org/julie-johnson