In this workshop students will learn the basic weaving techniques for making ribbed baskets and bowls using reeds, sea grass and bittersweet vines. These techniques were brought over from Europe to North America by the settlers. First, the students will implement weaving skills for traditional baskets and bowls. Then, students will use their imagination to create a free form bowl using bittersweet vines for the structure. All levels welcome.
Course cost: $665 Supply fee: $140 (includes all needed weaving materials)
Tuition includes lunches and daily snacks. Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes.
TINE PUCKETT, a master weaver, is a self-taught artist who has been weaving since 1981. Her imagination and sense of color has influenced her to create contemporary sculptural art forms that are indescribably dynamic and colorful. Tina is influenced by natural materials grown locally in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Her favorite is bittersweet. The character of this vine dictates to her what form a basket or sculpture shall take. In addition, Tina mixes her own dyes. Her strong sense of color shows in the subtle use of dyed reeds to effect a more exquisite piece. Ultimately, a bit of “love” slips into the weaving of each piece . . . never to be retrieved.
Tina’s works have been exhibited at museums, art galleries, libraries and craft shows — including the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003 in Korea, where Tina won the Honorable Mention award in basketry.
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