Basket Weaving for Beginners with Pat Huckins

Create a Holiday Basket with Pat Huckins

Thursday Nov 16th, 5pm – 9pm

Experience level:  Beginner

Medium/technique.  Basket reed and other fibers.

Cost: $35

Where: Monson Arts Moore Community Space, 3 Tenney Hill Rd, Monson ME

What to bring: Your enthusiasm! All materials and tools will be provided. If you have your own tool kit, feel free to bring it.

Come and join us to learn basic weaving skills on a holiday basket.  You will learn to weave a filled base, how to twine to keep the base square, stop start weaving and using colored reed.  To finish the basket, you will learn how to cut and tuck, to start the finishing process.  Beads or ribbons can be applying to the finished rim. The final touch will be a metal handle.

Artist Bio: Hi I am Pat and I have been weaving for over 25 years.  I started weaving at a class in Hallowell when I had moved to the area to learn a new skill and also to make friends.  Weaving baskets became very therapeutic and it has been one of my go to projects when I have to think things through.  I taught classes out of my home for a few years and then found that my jobs and running rental cottages took up my time.  I now weave often with a friend or my nephew Levi.  He really inspires me to do more.  Taking classes myself has helped me to stay fresh and learning new techniques is always fun.  I have been to a weaving retreat in Idaho and plan to go to Florida this winter for 3 days of weaving.

This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.