Basket Weaving Bootcamp for Beginners
Sunday, March 24th @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm$175
In this day-long basket weaving bootcamp, instructor and fine craft basket weaver Peeta Tinay will guide you through the fundamentals of basketry as you construct your own small-sized basket! Peeta will demonstrate the over/under and twining techniques using dyed round reed, and will walk you through establishing the basket base, weaving the sides, and finishing the basket. Ample hands-on attention will be given to each student during the weaving process. Both beginning basket makers as well as those with no experience at all are welcome to join this class. Each student will leave with one completed basket and a 4-page handout containing the materials punch list for this project, supplier list for ordering weaving materials and tools, and basketry guild information.
Skills learned in this class:
– How to shape the basket
– Methods to use for tension and hand placement with the weaving materials
– Useful basketry tools
– How to select weaving materials for future projects
– Dyeing and finishing round reed baskets
Please Note: Hand strength is required for basket making.
Supplies Needed: None. We supply all tools and weaving materials for this project. Please note that you’ll have a quick break for lunch in the afternoon, so we recommend bringing a lunch or grabbing something quick at Gus’s Haight Street Market located a couple blocks away.
Instructor Bio: Peeta Tinay grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1990 to 2000, Peeta worked at The Caning Shop in Berkeley, CA, mastering the techniques involved in the restoration of wicker furniture. Today, she continues restoring both antique and contemporary wicker. Since 2008, Peeta has focused on constructing large scale, intricate baskets. She is represented by Culture Object Gallery in NYC and exhibits at juried fine art shows around the Bay Area and beyond. She also teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced level basketry workshops both nationally and internationally. Check out her work online at https://www.tinaystudio.com/ and on Insta at @tinaystudio.
The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy – this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP SF LOCATED AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.