Weaving with Himalayan Blackberry

Teacher: Chloƫ Hight | Date: Sunday June 4, 10am-4pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $160 | Materials: $25
There are 8 spots Available in this Class

Students will explore fundamental basketry techniques such as cordage making and twining to weave small vessels with freshly harvested blackberry vine. More info...

In this one day class, students will learn the process of harvesting, preparing, and weaving with Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus). This plant originated in Western Europe and was brought to North America around 1885 as a cultivated crop and now grows aggressively in the Pacific Northwest. The strong fiber can be peeled from the cane and used for braiding, cordage, and basket weaving. Students will explore fundamental basketry techniques such as cordage making and twining to weave small vessels with freshly harvested blackberry vine. ChloĆ« learned these techniques and methods from her weaving mentors, Sharon Kallis and Rebecca Graham with the EartHand Gleaners Society in Vancouver, BC and has continued to deepen her knowledge through classes led by Peter Michael Bauer with Rewild Portland in Portland, OR. 

This workshop will be held at an offsite location, on a private property in Milwaukie. An exact meeting location will be provided in your registration email. Participants will need to bring a chair they are comfortable sitting in for the day.


No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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