This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for participants to experiment with a variety of materials to create unique paper vessels and baskets in all shapes and sizes.
Participants will learn random weave and twining and application of mulberry papers to the surfaces of their vessels.
The most exciting part of this process is that participants will use a variety of surface design techniques and embellishments to personalize their baskets resulting in “one of a kind creations.”
Participants will first learn how to construct a vessel using a random weave technique with flat reed and will then apply thin sheets of mulberry papers to the surface of the vessel. Printing, stamping, collaging, and painting applications will be explored. Vessels will then be further embellished and personalized.
In the second half of the workshop participants will create tall baskets or vessels using twining techniques with reed on 4-6 foot bamboo or willow spokes. Like the random weave vessels, once woven, they will be covered with mulberry papers. Then participants will again experiment with a variety of surface design techniques.
Time permitting, we’ll do some fun, quick, random weave mini baskets with natural materials and papers.
Students should bring:
- medium size stapler and staples,
- 10-20 clothespins,
- small old towel,
- spritzer or spray bottle.
- rubber or surgical gloves
- Tapestry needle (blunt nosed),
- Wear old clothes or apron.
- Optional: Bring tems you like to collect or have special meaning to you that can be used to embellish such as photocopies, beads, found objects, natural and manufactured materials, wires, favorite printing stamps, etc.
- Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
- There is a materials fee of $40 included in the price of class. Materials for the class include all basketry materials, mulberry papers and other unique papers, a variety of adhesives and mediums for surface design, stamps, stamp pads, paints, brushes, yarn, and miscellaneous items for embellishments.
- Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
- Skill Level: Ages 10+ Welcome.
- For places to stay and getting to BARN, please click here.
- Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator to store your lunch and drinks and a microwave for your use!
Instructor Bio: Danielle Bodine began her journey into basketry and textiles as an artist, teacher and lecturer over 40 years ago. Her unique sculptural baskets have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in museums, galleries, colleges, and art centers and included in numerous books and periodicals. She studied at the University of Washington, Bowling Green University, and received a BFA from the University of Michigan in Weaving and Textile Design. She began experimenting with paper after a trip to Japan in 1996, combining it with a variety of basketry and surface design techniques. Her imaginative pieces range in size from 1” to 8’ and always have a story to tell.