Dates: Sept 22-23, 2018
Class Times: Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm
Instructors: Dona Nazarenko
Open Studio: None
Participants will make two reed baskets in this workshop, Crisscross and Hangup baskets. Both will be functional containers for everyday use. Many tips and hints will be shared to make the weaving experience fun while you make an heirloom to be proud of.
Material Cost: $69
About the Instructor:
Dona wants to help fellow basket makers have fun and leave with the techniques and methods she has found helpful over the years to achieve something they can be proud of. Weaving baskets since in 1988, Dona started teaching classes in 1992 throughout NJ at school campuses, local basketry guilds, and at various galleries. Wining numerous awards for her work, she also has been recognized on local TV, in newspapers, magazines, and articles in several basketry newsletters. Without slowing down since moving to Tunbridge, VT in 1996, she has continued to teach classes across the country and holds classes at her quiet & secluded “Country Spirit Basket” studio with husband Warren. Dona does not focus on one style of basketry or one medium. She also enjoys the gifts of nature which she shares with students, one being the use of birch bark for baskets. Warren and Dona both can be seen harvesting birch bark on their property. Dona is accredited for teaching over 75 birch bark designs and more than 135 reed basket designs.