Berry Gathering Basket with Charlie Kennard

October 14. Weave a Berry Gathering Basket with Charlie Kennard. 9-4 p.m. Through Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Field Institute Classes. or (415) 663-1200 x 307.

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Beginning Diagonal Plaited Basketry

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Learn to weave a small diagonal plaited basket using paper strips.  Time permitting, you can make a second or third basket using recycled microfilm (materials provided by instructor).  This is a very flexible basketry technique that can turn discarded materials into useful and beautiful works of art.  Lots of examples will be provided to inspire your creativity.  No previous experience necessary.

Instructor: Alicia Woods


Class Fee: $75
Class Fee with Early Registration: $60 (if registered by 9/9)
Date(s): 9/16/17
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Number of meetings: 1
Location: Fort Mason, Bldg B
Rm: 205
Materials Fee (pay to the instructor):  $10


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Pine Needle Basketry with Nadine Spier

Nadine Spier will be teaching a pine needle basketry workshop October 20-22, 2017, at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, Washington,
All skill levels welcome. She individualizes her instruction to each student’s interest and skill level. It will be 3-days of fun, exploration, discovery and a mastering of basketry skills. Some examples of what you can learn include basic coiling, free form sculptural work, a variety of fancy starts, beadwork, handles, lids, and much much more. You can learn more about Nadine and see the type of basketry she teaches in this recent interview

Any questions, feel free to contact Nadine at
or (760) 944-9369. Her website is

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Pine Needle Basketry with Michele Hament

Saturday, August 19, 10 – 4 pm, Handcraft Studio School  in El Cerrito.  Limit 10 students.  $125.00

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Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry: 3-Day Workshop

September 22 to 24 with Julia Parker.  This workshop offers the unique chance to spend three days learning from Julia, her daughter and granddaughter as they guide students through traditional basket-weaving techniques and share stories that have lived on through generations of families. All materials are provided.

Revered cultural icon Julia Parker leads visitors on a journey through American-Indian traditions and history in Yosemite Valley.

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Miwok-Paiute Basketry with Julia & Lucy Parker

August 25-27 with Julia Parker, Lucy Parker, & Ursula Jones at Mono Lake County Park.  Register through Mono Lake Field Seminars  or (760) 647-6595.

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Rock of Ages

This knotted piece by Nancy Briemle was inspired by the granite rocks in the Sierras and took 12 years to complete.  Waxed linen and metallic threads are knotted over a carved Styrofoam base with lid.

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Birch Bark Fun at Heidelmann Retreat 2011 with Deb Curtis

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How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets

Aloha.  Here is the newest book by Jim Widess.  Hot off the press.  How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets.  For weavers who don’t live in Hawaii, there are lots of materials that can be substituted to weave the patterns in this book.  Jim says this was a really fun project and he hopes it helps keep weaving alive on Hawaii. You can find Jim on Facebook and share your reviews of his new book.

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Gourds + Fiber by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess

I just got this book and love it.  It shows beautiful artwork and step-by-step instructions on technique. The featured artists include BABM members Cookie Cala, Cookie Hansen, Carola Farthing, Jennifer Wool, and Patricia Berry.  Congratulations.
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