Basketry: Miniature Women’s Work Basket, with Holly Churchill

Fiber Arts

Basketry: Miniature Women’s Work Basket, with Holly Churchill

With instruction from master Haida basket weaver Holly Churchill, learn to weave a basket using aboriginal techniques used by Haida, Tsimshian, Tlingit and Nisga’a Tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 9/25/2023 9:30:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  2. Tue, 9/26/2023 9:30:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 9/25/2023 - Tue, 9/26/2023


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio

Basketry, Weaving


Under the guidance of Holly Churchill, you will weave a miniature women's work basket in the tradition of Native American Tribes. Choosing one of three techniques - alternating colors, one-line design, or false embroidery - you will create the basket's shape. 

There will be a lunch break each day. Bring your lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave for your use.


You will weave a 3" high basket.


  • A $65 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers yellow and red bark cedar and any other materials you need.
  • BARN will supply basketry tools.
  • Students should bring (optional):
    • Small tapered yogurt container if you wish to weave on a form (2 1/2" x 3").
    • Freshly cut maidenhair fern (if you can find it).


Intermediate or advanced basketry skills.

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Holly Churchill

Holly Churchill is an accomplished weaver in Haida basketry. Born and raised in Ketchikan, Holly grew up in an atmosphere focusing on her Haida culture. Her mother, master weaver Delores Churchill, taught Holly to weave. Holly’s basketry reflects her insatiable need to discover all the possibilities of the Haida basketry tradition while ensuring the art is not lost. Her work has been included in exhibitions and in collections throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Seattle Art Museum, the Alaska State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, the Tongass Historical Museum, and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

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