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Checkerboard-Patterned Basket Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00YF
Basket by Lori Schue

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A checkerboard-patterned basket is the perfect carrier for a lunch in the summer sun. In this workshop, master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a boldly graphic basket using patterning techniques.

Students plan a pattern, learn a basic over-and-under technique, and use various sizes of colorfully dyed natural flat reed to create their own unique lunch basket complete with handle.

The workshop includes discussion about various materials suitable for basket weaving, as well as instruction in preparing materials and working with tools to create this one-of-a-kind piece. Students supply spring-type clothespins, a small straight-nosed garden clipper, and a dish towel. All other materials and shared tools are provided. A $35 supply fee is payable to the instructor.

One 3-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3041
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)