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Twining with Willow and Dogwood

Wild Earth - White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool

Sunday, January 5, 2014
White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool 815 Albany Post Road New PaltzNY  12561
Sunday, January 5, 2014
White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool 815 Albany Post Road New PaltzNY  12561

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What's Included

In this workshop you will learn how to weave strong and beautiful baskets using the long slender branches of locally harvested willow and red osier dogwood. Throughout the day we will cover how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare wild willow and dogwood for weaving as well as how to propagate patches for continual use. These versatile and easy to use materials have been used to create vessels for centuries. Using the technique of two-strand twining we will create colorful and hardy baskets that can be used for a multitude of purposes. Join us for a day of laughter, community, and learning as we integrate this ancient knowledge into our lives. It is our goal for everyone to leave with a basket, the knowledge and skill to continue weaving, and inspiration to explore the landscape.

About This Organizer

Located along the Shawangunk Ridge in New York’s Hudson Valley, Wild Earth is a not-for-profit that runs nature-based programs for children, teens, families and adults.

Wild Earth programs draw on a broad spectrum of teachings ranging from native technologies to the natural sciences. Our programs offer adventure and fun, primitive skills and crafts, awareness games, and story and song, facilitated by multi-generational mentors. They foster individual and group awareness and a deeper connection to the Earth.

Wild Earth helps individuals create and strengthen connections to self, others and the earth while building ecological and cultural resilience.

 

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