Weave a Petite Berry Basket with Locally Foraged Plants

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Weave a Petite Berry Basket with Locally Foraged Plants

  • date: March 23, 2024
  • time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  • This workshop is part of a new 21 Acres Guest Artist Series. We are pleased to make our space available to a handful of local artists to teach their creative classes. 

    Spend the day at 21 Acres with local basket weaver Erin Cox, and make a one-of-a-kind ribbed berry basket while getting to know some of the wonderful, weave-able plants that grow in the PNW, some of which grow right here on our campus. Ribbed baskets are an excellent beginner basket. 

    Once you learn the basics, you can make baskets of all shapes and sizes. Ribbed baskets are also adaptable for using all kinds of weaving materials – from plants, to rope, to old cloth scraps. 

    In this 5-hour class, you will learn how to create the basket frame, add ribs for shape, and weave with at least 5 different locally foraged plants. You’ll get to know each plant you use, where they grow, when to harvest, how to store, and how to prepare them for weaving. 

    Workshop Fee: $95* 

    Maximum Workshop Size: 10 

    Minimum Age: 14 

    Click the link to register directly with Erin. She expects the class to fill quickly, so don’t delay! (*Fee is not refundable but is transferable.)

    The workshop will be held over lunch, so please plan to bring a sack lunch and/or purchase food at the 21 Acres Farm Market. Bonus: a plant walk/discussion over lunch! 

    About your teacher:
    Erin is a talented and knowledgeable weaver, crafter and artist with a special reverence for plants. She honors the cultural significance of farms, which historically have provided much more than food, including baskets, trellises, medicine, wool, and more. Her upcoming classes will showcase a variety of unique weaving projects, leveraging some plants that you’ll see here on the farm. You can follow her on her budding Instagram account and see beautiful photos of her work here.

    Register Here