Dates: September 22, 2019
Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm
Instructor: Lyn Parker Haas and Nancy Conway
Open Studio: None
Students will learn to make this whimsical fish with colored reed. Twining as well as over under weaving will be used to create your own unique fish. Change the shape and add some eyes and fins to give your fish their own personality. Having some basket making experience is helpful but not necessary.
Materials Fee: $60
About the Instructor:
Lyn Parker Haas has focused her work on Pine Needle basketry, studying with Nadine Spire and Pam Talsky, both very accomplished pine needle basket makers. While working to get “really good” at one craft, she enjoys exploring others: reed baskets, braiding, Zentangle and now Gem Trees. She has taught in Wyoming. Lyn’s first year at the Fletcher Farm Festival was 2016, and her baskets are on exhibit in Bellows Falls, VT.
Nancy Conway lives 7 months of the year in Florida and 5 months in New Hampshire. She has made reed baskets for 20 years but once she moved to Florida, she learned to make pine needle baskets from Viola Knudson, a well-known pine needle basket maker. Nancy not only enjoys making basket but also a variety of other crafts such as gourds, Zentangle, and lately gem trees.