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Whole Willow Shoot Twined Basket Workshop

  • Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Rd Santa Rosa, CA, 95401 United States (map)

Whole Willow Shoot Twined Basket Workshop
with Charlie Kennard
Saturday, May 30, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
$75, pre-registration required

We will make open-weave twined baskets with whole willow, using Pomo techniques. Peeled and unpeeled willows will be available, and students can choose whether to make a small, fine-textured container, or a larger tray shape suitable for gathering seaweed.

Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He has taught for the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), Point Reyes Field Institute, East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and the Oakland Museum. You can also visit a basketry plant garden he has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

Earlier Event: May 30
Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering
Later Event: May 30
Dance Romp in the Roses