Posted by: wadahp | November 18, 2009

BASKETRY WORKSHOP SET FOR FEBRUARY

Advance notice of an upcoming workshop at the State Capital Museum, sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society.

Saturday, February 6, 1 to 4 PM

Lessons in Northwest Basketry; Identification and Preservation

Presented by the State Capital Museum Outreach Services of the Washington State Historical Society, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of Northwest basketry including design, weaving techniques, materials and basket care and preservation. The last hour will be set aside for review of baskets belonging to workshop participants and from the collection of the Washington State Historical Society.

Lynette Miller is the Head of Collections at the Washington State Historical Society. She studied Native American art at the University of Washington and received a Master of Arts in Art History. Her thesis was written on Plateau cornhusk bags. She has worked at several museums in Washington State and in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has studied baskets for many years and is the author of several articles. She is a member of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and enjoys making baskets and learning new basketry techniques.

Pre-registration required. Cost is $20 from December 09 – January 15, 2010, $25 January 16-February 1. To register contact Mark Vessey at the State Capital Museum. 360/586-0219.

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