Big Basket Willow Weaving with Erin Fahey
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Erin Fahey
Join us in this hands-on class to learn the basics of large-scale basketry, using native willow. Drawing on her years of weaving experience, Erin will guide students through the process of preparing wild-harvested willow, forming, shaping and weaving this abundant material into a generously sized, heirloom basket. Erin sees willow as an avenue to connect with the land and the seasons. Students will discuss relevant histories of basketry, learn about sustainable harvesting techniques and gain insight into the versatility of this craft. Each student will proudly leave with a unique, naturally colorful basket.
No previous experience necessary. Open to all adults, 16 & up.