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Basket Making: Part 2 . Coiled Textile - October 20th (in-person) - Ply Studio
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Basket Making: Part 2 . Coiled Textile - October 20th (in-person)

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Are you interested in exploring the beautiful artistry of basket making? 

This is PART 2 of a 3-part basket making series being led by Carmen Bohn, fibre artist and Ply Studio owner. In this workshop, you will learn to use textiles, a core and thread to coil a beautiful and unique basket. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, October 20th from 6:30 to 9:30pmEDT.

Please note that you do not have to take all 3 parts of this workshop series ... but you will probably want to! Part 1 is cord & yarn baskets on September 29th from 6:30 to 9:30pmEDT (see separate listing to register). Part 3 is crocheted rope baskets on November 17th from 6:30 to 9:30pmEST (see separate listing to register).

If you register for each separately you pay $100 for each. If you register for all 3 as part of the series, save $35 and pay $265.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to …

  • Effectively utilize all the supplies, tools and techniques needed to make the basket in question;
  • Take home a finished (or nearly finished) vessel to use for any number of purposes;
  • Claim that you spent an evening doing something really fun, in a great (and safe!) environment with really awesome people;
  • Join my club of ‘slightly obsessed’ basket makers; and,
  • Show off your mad basket making skills to all your friends! (Believe me, they’ll want to make them, too!)

Each of the workshops in this basket making series is beginner-friendly. And while there are no prerequisites for these workshops - just an interest in learning something new or building on some beginner skills you already have - we will share some super short video tutorials with you in advance of the workshop so that we can all start on the same page.

Your registration fee includes:

  • 3+ hours of personalized instruction, plus support before and after the session;
  • A variety of textiles, thread and rope core will be available to choose during the workshop;
  • A written pattern (and video tutorials to follow the workshop and keep you going); and,
  • A boredom busting good time and something to look forward to! Ply Studio workshops are always engaging and we promise that you will have fun.

Maximum number of participants: 8

Very, very important notes:

1) This workshop will take place IN-PERSON (most likely outdoors) at Ply Studio in Ottawa. At this point, masks are mandatory (unless we are outdoors). If you are unwell, please stay home and contact the Studio for direction on a make-up class. Please consult the Ply Studio health and safety guidelines for further information. 

2) This workshop will be taught in English.

3) The baskets you will be creating will differ from the examples shown in this listing, depending on the materials you choose and your own creative inspiration.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to someone else OR used for a future workshop. Please stay home if you are unwell and contact the Studio - we will make arrangements for you to take the class again in the future. Should we have to cancel, students will receive a full refund. Please note that we reserve the right to postpone and reschedule a class due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this be the case, we will make every effort to contact students to let them know of the cancellation and to arrange a makeup workshop. Please review all other Ply Studio policies here.