Creating a Small Twined Basket with Bear Grass
with Barbara Kommer
Barbara Kommer will teach you how to create a small basket using a method called twining. You will use different materials and colors to create a beautiful design. Using simple garden jute, cord, and a strip of native bear grass you will take this sweet little basket home at the end of the day!
Finished dimensions: Approximately 3 inches high and 3.5 inches diameter.
Weaving materials will be provided. Tools needed (please bring): Six-inch piece of colored string or narrow ribbon, 2 spring-type clothes pins, darning needle with large eye, preferably metal, scissors, pencil, small packing tool such as a small crochet hook.
Tuition: $80 plus $15 materials fee per student.
Bring your lunch.
Maximum of 10 students
Barbara Kommer lives in Vancouver and has been making baskets for nearly 15 years. She specializes in twining and her contemporary full-turn twined cylinder bags are award-winning. Barbara began weaving to better appreciate and understand Native American baskets, starting with natural materials such as cedar and willow. She has been twining with Pendleton wool for the last five years. Barbara currently is president of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild.