Fiber Arts and Basket Weaving
July 31 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Come learn willow basketry and fiber arts! All levels welcome, go home with your own large basket or two medium willow baskets. Learn traditional Scottish willow basketry techniques such as twining, three-rod waling, English randing, round-base twining, and waled top border. This workshop will be taught by Mary Lauren Fraser, of Massachusetts, who apprenticed to a basket maker in Scotland and now teaches throughout New England. Find more info about Mary at her website: www.fraserbaskets.com. Guest instructor Hanna Rhea from Way of the Earth School in Blue Hill, ME will also contribute to the experience showing us how we can weave using a wide range of natural plant fibers from the landscape. The gathering and preparing of wild fibers will keep our hands busy as we learn the art of weaving, cordage making, and ancient spinning techniques. Camp sites and a small dorm are available. Our apothecary serves as a kitchen if you plan on staying over night (no extra charge). Nightly campfire stories and songs as we weave are part of the experience.