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Peck Basket with Wooden Base


with Martha Buche

Calendar Jul 20, 2021 at 9 am

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $96  Materials: $40

Registration closes one week prior to class, on July 13. 

Come make a round, twill woven peck-sized basket with blue and indigo striped accents, two side handles and a wooden base. Learn to twine and twill weave, plus leave class with your own hand-crafted beautiful basket! The perfect accessory for fall harvesting and foraging in the Northwoods. 

While scheduled as a full day class to ensure everyone has time to finish and doesn’t feel hurried, perhaps not everyone will need the full time to finish.

All materials are made and provided by the instructor. This class is acceptable for a beginner to basketry or someone more advanced.

About the Instructor Martha Buche. I have lived in the Driftless region of Western Wisconsin, in rural Vernon County with my family for more than 20 years. Before that I bopped around the world, working and "Arting" in Europe and Asia. I came back to North America with a husband and daughter, then added a son to our family when we were settled back here in the Midwest. 

From September to June, I am an Early Childhood Educator working with young parents and their children and also a high school fine and practical arts teacher. For decades I have taught all sorts of skills to every age group from babies to grandparents.I have a studio art bachelor's degree and a masters in education.

I have been an artist for 45 years and I work in many, many media, much of it inspired by the natural environment and materials of my indigenous ancestors. (Potawatomi)

I love fiber arts & textile design, copper and metal forging, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, recycled art, basketry of all sorts, stone carving & sculpture, mosaics, land art, art history, and helping people find a way to express their innate creativity.

Coiled Basket Workshop: Live Online


with Teresa Audet

Calendar Aug 21, 2021 at 9 am

Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Tuition: $50   Materials: $20   Shipping: $7

Registration closes on August 11, to ensure timely shipment of material kits. 

In this class, students will learn the technique of coiled basketry and will create a small basket of their own. The baskets we will create in this class are made with sisal rope, although in Indigenous traditions, coiled baskets are usually made with pine needles, sweetgrass, oatstraw, or other natural materials. After class, use the instructional booklet to create more baskets using materials of your choice!

This class uses a provided basket making kit which includes a handmade wooden basket bottom, an instructional booklet, rope, linen thread, and a large sewing needle.

Students should have a pair of scissors handy during class.

About the Instructor: Teresa Audet is an artist and educator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work lives at the intersection of sculpture, craft, and social practice. She uses handcraft as a way to calm the mind, evoke conversation, and connect with community. Audet holds a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. Audet teaches furniture making and art nationwide, including the Women’s Woodshop of Minneapolis, the North House Folk School, and Arrowmont School of Crafts. Audet is currently an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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