Celebrate the season with a holly berry basket! This large basket will hold a holiday centerpiece, Christmas cards, or can be used as a bread basket for a festive table setting. Woven on a Williamsburg handle that adds a graceful flare, it features a “holly berry” embellishment in dyed reed and a butterfly knot at the top of the handle. Choose from red or burgundy reed for the woven “berries” and hunter or Christmas green for the “leaves.”
New to basketry? Beginners are welcome! You’ll get expert guidance every step of the way.
Size: 7-inch base flares to 12 inches wide at the top. Six inches tall excluding the height of the handle.
**Unvaccinated participants are asked to wear a mask.**
Instructor Bio: Dianne Mockler is a basket weaver and fiber artist who began weaving in 1996, and soon after shared her enthusiasm for the craft by teaching others to weave. She enjoys working with a variety of materials, and is especially interested in weaving baskets with a Northwoods theme, or natural materials such as birch bark, willow, pine needles and antlers. Her great great grandfather owned a knitting mill in Milwaukee in the late 19th century; she believes she is honoring her heritage by incorporating wool and other fibers into baskets, as well as using wet felting and needle felting techniques to create basket embellishments.
The cost is $70 per person. Please register online at https://lolaartswi.com/events/beginner-basket-weaving?