Beginning Twined Basket Class
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting this beginner’s workshop will teach you the foundations for weaving an upright basket using tabby and twining techniques in round reed material. Beginning with a miniature 2″ x 3″ basket to quickly learn all the steps, you will then move on to starting a larger basket. You will learn how to measure, cut, shape and weave a “Stake and Strand” basket and finish with a simple border stitch on the rim.. Colored reed and other weaving materials will be provided for each person to add personal touches to their basket.
Nancy Bindig of Merritt Island is both a fiber artist and art instructor. She started her self-taught basketry journey years ago with traditional techniques, materials and forms, then moved on to incorporate palm inflorescence and other natural materials. She holds a BS in Art Education and has taught a variety of adults and children in yriad settings. Believing that “ all experience becomes woven intricately into our lives”, Nancy combines her love of art, nature, basketry and teaching in her own life. Teaching gives others the opportunity to make art and find a new creative voice or re-claim a buried passion. She encourages students to experience art as a vehicle for fun, relaxation, personal expression, and self-care!
The class will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. At the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Fee for the workshop is $65 plus a $25 supply fee. Deadline to register is September 12. You can register online at https://www.studiosofococoabeach.org.