Pine Needle and Sweetgrass Basketry, with Linda Conroy

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Pine Needle and Sweetgrass Basketry, with Linda Conroy

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the creative possibilities of this traditional skill as you design and complete a coiled basket using pine needles and sweetgrass. Herbalist Linda Conroy will guide and instruct you on how to coil and stitch a simple basket as well as integrate other materials into your basket, such as black walnut hull, pine cone, beads, and more.

This class is a great opportunity for both beginners and intermediate weavers to learn and expand on their skills.

Instructions: Please bring a small pair of scissors, a thimble, and reading glasses if needed. All other supplies will be provided.
Date: Friday, November 29
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Lunch will be provided.
Ages: 12+
Materials Fees: $30
Location: Gays Mills, WI

Sliding Scale Price Guidelines (prices do not include Materials Fees)

Supporter Level Ticket: $135
If you are someone who moves through the world with relative financial ease – with enough discretionary funds to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs, consider paying at this level, which will support both the Folk School and its instructors, along with others in the community.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $110
If you need to budget your educational and entertainment spending – perhaps you can take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $85
If you struggle to fund your basic needs, or carry a burden of debt or support for others in your family or community, consider paying at this level, allowing the Folk School and our contributors to fulfill our goals toward supporting and enriching our community.


November 29
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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