Join us for a live virtual online class to make a coiled raffia basket!
We'll start out by discussing various coiled basketry techniques and our star material for the day: raffia! It’s an amazing plant fiber that is strong and pliable and available in its natural state or dyed to provide pops of color in your work.
Next we’ll get started on our baskets and talk about sizing, shaping, and creating patterns. Once you’ve mastered the coiling technique, you’ll get in the flow and relax through the repetitive motion.
While you likely won't finish your basket in class (unless you want to make a really tiny one), we'll wrap up with a demonstration of how to complete those last final steps when you're ready. Apply the same techniques in the future to create larger and differently shaped bowls, trays, and baskets.
No experience necessary and supplies provided!
Follow along and ask questions in real time with instruction and demonstration from our talented Teaching Artist via the Zoom video platform. You’ll log off with the inspiration to get started on your next project!
How to join:
Register here and during checkout select whether you'd like the class supply kit shipped to you or available for pick up at the studio during our limited pickup times.
Please register in advance to make sure the kit will arrive in time!
The class will be hosted virtually through Zoom and the details for joining will be emailed to you after you register. Learn more about the technology and accessing our online classes.
Class time listed is Pacific Time Zone.
Supply kit includes materials to create a ~5" basket:
- three bundles of pre-cut raffia ribbon, including tan (for core and wrapping) and a color of your choice (for accent color)
- tapestry needle
Not included, but also needed, is scissors
Please let us know as soon as possible if you're unable to attend. We will issue refunds, transfers, or credits of the class registration fee only ($30) and require contact via email in advance of the class with the request. Once the supplies are shipped or marked as ready for pickup, these are now yours to keep regardless if you're able to attend class!
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Liz Wright, the founder and Chief Creative Lady of Assembly, is a multi-disciplinary maker with an extensive history of creative projects and pursuits. She considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys the challenges and thrills of learning a new skill and supporting others to do the same.