Upcycled T-shirt Yarn Basket

Do you have some old t-shirts you no longer wear because they have a few holes or stains? Don’t throw them away! Turn them into yarn to make a funky yet sturdy, functional basket.

 

You will make yarn with your own old t-shirts and a basket base with clothesline. Then you will learn different patterns possible with the twining technique and how to make a rim to finish the basket.  Finished dimensions will vary.

Twined

Tapestry


Weave a charming wall-hanging, place mat, or table decoration using materials you likely have on hand – old t-shirts and clothesline. No loom required! All you will need to get set up is a wooden dowel. Students will learn how to make yarn from their old t-shirts, setting up a warp, and twined weaving in a variety of patterns.

Polish Bread Basket

Weave an elegant, simple tray to decorate your festive spreads! In this workshop students will weave a small reed basket in a traditional Polish tatza basket pattern. Usually made from willow, we will be using hand-dyed round reed in a small diameter for a lovely basket suitable for display and use with fruit, rolls, cookies and the like. Students will have a choice of colored reeds. Finished dimensions: 8.75” diameter, 2” high. These pieces make lovely gifts or additions to your home. Whether you are Polish, know someone who is, or are simply ready to dive into beautiful, functional design, come join us!

Wicker Bowl

Make a small bowl-shaped wicker basket and learn some basketry basics. In this workshop students will weave a small basket using hand-dyed and natural reed. Students will receive a printed pattern and a choice of colored reeds. Finished dimensions: 6 ½” diameter, 2” high