Textiles Summer Session 6
August 8-19, 2021
Cherokee White Oak Market Baskets
This workshop will begin with a thorough presentation and demonstration of Cherokee basketry. Students will then begin by scraping white-oak splints to a final finish before dyeing. The splints will be coiled and then dyed using walnut bark or hulls (dark brown) or bloodroot (burnt orange). Each student will then carve an interlocking, white oak handle for their market basket. The second week will cover the weaving process from start to finish, including the interlocking handle. The dyed splints will be used to create woven designs in the baskets. The availability of white-oak splints is limited; other materials will be available for students who want to make additional baskets. Please note that making Cherokee white-oak baskets is labor intensive. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio. This workshop has a studio fee of $350.
Second-generation basket weaver and owner of Betty Maney Gallery; teaching: Campbell Folk School (NC), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (NC), Swain High School (NC), Cherokee Youth Arts and Culture Camp (NC); exhibitions: Asheville Art Museum. Asheville Giduwah Festival (NC) Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee Voices Festival (NC).