Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cedar Bark workshop - Day 1

I am back at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN this week attending the National Basketry Organization Conference. I am taking a three day workshop with Dawn Walden on Contemporary Cedar Bark. I am so excited with the amount of technical information we are getting in this workshop!

The image below is the start of my base for the vessel we are going to make. I love working with cedar bark. It is so much like leather when damp, but then very sturdy when dry.

After my base was twined, it was attached to a mold, to form the shape. Then I wove a twill pattern for the body.

Here is my finished form, drying on the mold until tomorrow at which time we will embellish it with cedar and spruce roots. Can't wait!!!