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1. Pine Needle Basket

Pine Needle Basket. This small basket uses a Papago knot of raffia as the beginning of its base coil. Once the base has a few rounds of raffia stitched in, we begin adding pine needles and continue our stitching with waxed linen. Different variations of the split stitch will be taught as will decorative placement of the needle tips. Two days minimum. Beginner to advanced.

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2. Coiled and Beaded Basket

This little jewel of a basket is coiled out of embroidery floss with a core of hemp. Beads of coordinating color will be stitched in while coiling. A color variation of the baskets basic color can be used with the lace stitch on the rim of the basket. This is a wonderful gift basket to give to a friend. Two days minimum. Beginner to advanced.

** See also as a project kit

3. Bias-Plaited Cedar Necklace

We will bias-plait around a plastic tube with 1/8th inch red and black (dyed) cedar strips. When finished, the plastic tube is removed and the remaining cedar structure can be used as a necklace. .

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4. Beginning Bias Plaited “Tea Cup” Basket

This little basket is about the size of a large tea cup. We paint water color paper then cut it into one/half inch wide strips that will then be bias plaited. Begin one and start another. One day. Beginners and up.

** See also as a project kit

5. Intermediate, Oval Bias Plaited Basket

This medium-small basket is woven with painted water color paper cut into one-half inch strips. One day. Intermediate and up.

6. Bias Plaited Basket W/ Four Feet and Dimensional Pleat

We paint water color paper then cut into one-quarter inch wide strips and then plait. Two days. Intermediate to advanced.

7. Two scarves using the Arashi Shibori Technique

Learn the basics of arashi shibori; a Japanese dye resist process that involves wrapping fabric around a tube with string and then painting with thickened dye. Create two beautiful scarves, one to keep and one to give away. 2 days. Beginning to advanced.

8. Silk vessel and scarf

We sill dye a scarf with the shibori technique and piggy back another piece of silk behind it to use as the skin of our vessel. The vessel’s silk will then be bonded to metal screen and the back painted. When all is dry we will pleat, form and stitch the bonded silk into a graceful shell-like vessel. Beginning to advanced , 3 days.

9. 3-D Silk wall Hanging

We will dye silk and bond it to metal screen. When dry the panels of bonded silk will be cut into sections that will be manipulated by pleating and forming. The formed elements will \ be clipped together, then sewn to create the final desired sculptural form. Intermediate and advanced. One week +

Nanette Davis

Beaverton, OR