One-day basketry workshop with Wendy Jensen
Instructor: Wendy Jensen
Dates offered 2022:
(class full; waiting list only)
Vävstuga is excited to offer a one-day basket weaving workshop with Wendy Jensen, award-winning basket maker. You’ll learn the techniques to make Wendy’s “Field Basket” in our wonderful Barn Studio.
This project is appropriate for all levels of weaver, from beginner to more experienced.
Starting with a double spoked base and tapered secondary stakes, students will weave and shape the side of this handsome and utilitarian round basket using rattan. The basket is finished with a sturdy rim and leather side handles. Shaping, rimming, scarfing and lashing will all be taught.
Basket dimensions: 13″ deep × 8″ high
- All equipment, supplies, and pattern will be supplied.
- Notebook and pencil if you wish to take notes.
Wendy Jensen is an award-winning professional basket maker living in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally, and has taught basket making at many conferences, craft schools, museums and private facilities as well as her own studio for over 25 years. Her work was selected for publication in Lark Books’ 500 Baskets. Although a majority of her work is made with rattan/reed, she has also been cultivating and weaving with basket willow for over 20 years.
For an inspirational photo gallery, check out Wendy’s website: www.WendyGJensenBaskets.com.