Intermediate Pine Needle Basket Weaving at the Hookin’
Intermediate Pine Needle Basket- This basket class is meant to be a continuation of the beginners class. The students will learn two additional new stitches, how to change color treads, hide knots, and a twisted wrapped rim. The student will also learn how to add embellishments to the finished basket. The basket is started with a locally handmade ceramic base. Florida long leaf, glycerin treaded, pine needles are used to coil, or stitch together, the basket with waxed thread. Seagrass and a wood button are added to finished basket for embellishment. There will be several different patterns and colors of basses, with two contrasting color threads, available to choose from. This class will also be broken into two 4 hour parts so that you will have time to catch up between classes if needed. Previous coiling experience is required
Class times to be announced
Patty began weaving in the year of 2000, attending numerous conferences and exploring unusual materials and techniques in her designs. Patty has been teaching professionally for eighteen years, starting in a mixed media artist’s guild in Paducah KY, and expanding her exposure by forming active guilds in Paducah and Mayfield KY, and Evansville IN. Patty has a BA in education, and resides in Florida with her husband. Patty’s basket making supply business, Feather Baskets, is based out of her home, where she develops new basket designs. She spends most of her time teaching at conferences, on cruises, retreats[ KY, TN, IN, NC, WV, GA, OH, VA, IL, FL, PA ,MO, MI], schools, guilds, and any group interested in learning about basket weaving. She has recently added coiling to her techniques and enjoys the unplanned creativity.