Intermediate Weaving: Juncus Basketry with Stephanie Craig

Date: Saturday September 25, 2021 - Sunday September 26, 2021
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Offsite
Teacher: Stephanie Craig
Tuition: $250
Materials: $35

Juncus is a soft rush considered a sacred weaving material and used for centuries in basketry by numerous Native American tribes, including those throughout the Willamette Valley, Western OR and coastal California. Juncus has been used to create a variety of practical storage containers, from gathering baskets to European-style purses made for settlers. In this intermediate weaving class, Grand Ronde Tribal member Stephanie Craig, will guide students in learning traditional Kalapuya weaving techniques, including plaiting, single twine, triple strand twine, traditional Kalapuya rim, chase weaving, overlay, and embrocation for designs. Students will see a patch of living juncus, tended to on private land, and will learn about the uses of basketry plants, gathering, and preparing techniques, along with relevant Tribal history and culture.
This workshop will be held outside on private property near Astoria, OR, and at a nearby grange hall.  An exact location and further details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the outing.

This workshop is open to all adults with some weaving or basketry expereince, 16yrs & over. Please leave dogs at home. 

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