UPPER SC BASKETMAKERS GUILD AND DOLORES VON ROSEN BASKET WEAVERS GUILD ANDNATURAL FIBER BASKETRY GUILD
The Natural Fiber Basketry Guild NFBG meets the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12am except July. Using material gathered from your back yard or open field, members learn to grow, collect, store, split and weave these free fibers. Gourds, sea weed, paper making...anything fibrous can be created into vessels of beauty.
May Pyrotechnics on gourd pieces... Using Debbie Wilson’s tools we will learn how to burn designs into future basket bases/lids. Kudzu Bale Barn, Walhalla, SC
June Bring your unfinished natural basket projects to work on. Who will help display your work at our NFBG to the Greenville Basket Guild members at their Convention? Kudzu Bale Barn, Walhalla, SC
July No meeting. Happy 4th!
Aug Kudzu Paper making! Learn how to process leaves for paper and embed flowers in several sheets. Natural dyes will be discussed and used. 100 percent kudzu paper will be demonstrated... bring your strong arms for pounding. Kudzu Bale Barn, Walhalla, SC 10am-12
Sept Shifu is the process of turning paper into cloth. Come experiment with that technique. Also learn cordage to use as sea grass in baskets. See how to rett green kudzu vines into thick and thin fibers for weaving or basketmaking. Kudzu Bale Barn, Walhalla, SC 10am-noon