Adult Pine Needle Basketry - Wednesday 630PM - 830PM
Experience an ancient craft that predates pottery and even stone-carving. All cultures have used basketry to store food, goods, and even water when the natural materials are woven or stitched tightly enough. The Seminole Native American Tribe developed in Florida used pine needles gathered from beneath pine trees to form their baskets. They stitched the rows of gathered needles using a coiling technique with various decorations and patterns. This 6-week session includes learning how to gather and sort through pine needles as you prepare them for cleaning and soaking. You will learn how to begin the coiled base, then choose from a variety of threads, stitch patterns, and added decorations to form the walls of your basket. You will also learn how to create a lid that perfectly fits your unique basket. All supplies are prepared and included in the price.
Runs as a 6 week sessions.
Dates/Times: Wednesday 630PM - 830PM
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
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Tuition & Refunds: Tuition must be paid when registration is turned in. Payment in full holds each seat. You may cancel at any time up to two (2) weeks before the class begins. There is a $20 processing fee per class/camp for any cancellation. Students can receive a partial refund if they choose to withdraw immediately following the first class (same day). No refunds will be issued after that date.
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