10:00 am - 4:00 pm
this class is currently sold out. please call the lola office to be put on a wait list. 715-547-3950.
Learn traditional flat reed basketry techniques and create your own True NOrth Storage Basket
Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adults & Teens 16+
Cost – $65.00 per person
Deadline for payment/registration: June 23, 2018. No refunds will be given after the deadline date.
Supplies needed for this class:
Bring a bag lunch Plastic dish washing tub or bucket
Old towel Spray Bottle for water
The True North Storage Basket is woven using traditional flat reed basketry techniques. It will be rimmed with long leaf pine needles and lashed with coordinating waxed linen. Birch bark curls are added as embellishments after the basket is complete. Choose from natural, or several colors of dyed pine needles for the rim. Participants will learn how to lay out a base, then weave up the sides with emphasis on rounded shaping with a gentle flare. The pine needle rim and birch bark curls are a fun and unique nod to the Northwoods! This class is suitable for all weaving levels. Beginners welcome! Basket size is approximately 7″ x 7″ x 6″ high. Dress for a fun mess!
Instructor: Dianne Mockler
Basket weaver, Dianne Mockler began weaving in 1996 and soon shared her love for this traditional craft by teaching others. She enjoys working with a variety of materials and is especially interested in baskets with a northwoods theme and using natural materials native to the region, such as, birch bark, willow, pine needles and antlers. To honor her great-great, grandfather, (who owned a knitting mill in the late 19th century – Milwaukee, WI) she is now incorporating wool, wet & needle felting and other types of fibers into her basket designs. Dianne splits her time between Park Falls, WI and Central Illinois. She can often be found weaving baskets beside a trout stream while her husband is fly-fishing.