Round Reed Basket Weaving with Michelle Andrus
Round Reed Basket Weaving is an introduction to weaving a simple basket. In this workshop, students will learn basic basket construction and weave their very own small to medium basket. The workshop will include hands-on instruction, live demonstrations, and tips for successful basket weaving. Michelle will discuss adding color to the reed and embellishments to baskets. Students will receive a goodie-bag with additional reed and an instruction booklet that includes everything needed to continue their new-found basket making obsession at home. No prior basket weaving knowledge is needed, just the desire to weave a basket.
Students will need to bring small needle nose pliers, a darning needle, strong scissors, and two dish towels to the workshop. Due to working with water, an apron is recommended.
Date & Time
Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to 4 pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $30.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of theworkshop. Each student will receive enough reed for two round baskets, an instructional guide with resources and tips, and a goodie bag.
About the Instructor
Basket weaving is near and dear to Michelle Andrus’ heart. She has been making baskets for over 25 years, and over this span of time, has helped many friends (and friends of friends) learn how to weave baskets. While there are hundreds of styles and techniques for basket weaving, round reed is one of her favorites—it is great for learning weaving techniques, easy to work with, and feels nice in your hands. Michelle and her husband own a small hobby farm in east San Diego county, where they raise alpacas, grow cotton, and maintain an aquaponics system for a garden and a variety of other animals. In addition to basketry, Michelle is a spinner, knitter, and weaver who loves all things homegrown and handmade.