Intro to Basket Weaving - Make a Tension Tray!
Sun, Jul 11 | Boulder

Intro to Basket Weaving - Make a Tension Tray!

This class was added due to overwhelming response to the first offering. Join us for an amazing opportunity to learn how to weave wild willow into a tension tray that you can take home for your kitchen!
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Time & Location

Jul 11, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Boulder, 4081 Garnet Ln, Boulder, CO 80304, USA

About the Event

Basket-making remains one of the quintessential human crafts, practiced by cultures around the world. Instructor Gelsomina Malferrari will guide participants in weaving wild willow into tension trays—a beautiful addition to your kitchen and perfect for holding muffins and cookies right out of the oven!  In addition to weaving tension trays, we will learn about gathering, processing, storing and preparing willow for weaving. (If there is interest, an advanced basket weaving class could follow later in the year).

Children ages 14 and up are welcome to attend if they are able to be focused on this workshop on their own. Children younger than age 14 must attend ALONG WITH their parent/guardian and must be supervised by their adult for the entire workshop. In the case of a parent and child under age 14, they will work together to make one tension tray (and only the parent needs to purchase a ticket).

Co-founder of Laughing Coyote, Gelsomina Malferrari comes from a family of artisans, and her ability to craft beautiful objects comes from a lifetime of creating. Raised in a bilingual family, the strong family ties of her Italian heritage continue to be important. Gelsomina is passionate about fiber, making baskets, spinning, weaving, felting. Gardening, foraging and preserving fill her time in the green months.

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