Round Reed Basket Weaving

Instructor: Diane Wheeler

Fridays •  9/20-11/8 • 1:00-3:00 PM • 8 classes

Class size 5 to 10 students
4 seats remaining
Location: Randall 250

Basketry using round reed, aka wicker. This type of weaving is lighter and airier and lends itself to creativity. This new class will be for beginners and those who have some experience in basket making. Everyone will make the same two items to begin with. These items will teach the fundamentals. Then a number of patterns will be offered to choose from. Each student will work at their own pace. The goal is to have fun, relax, learn a new skill and let your creativity flow.

You will need to bring a pail, yard stick, pencil, heavy duty scissors, an awl (ice pick, or small gauge knitting needle), and needle nose pliers. Studio

Diane Wheeler graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a social work degree. She took several art courses while attending college. Diane worked for the State of Maine for 25 years and retired as a Case Work Supervisor for children’s services. Over the years, Diane has taken numerous courses and workshops in various art mediums. Her current main interest is Basketry.