Basketry: Women's Work Basket

Fiber Arts

Basketry: Women's Work Basket

Learn to weave this traditional Haida basket using red and yellow cedar bark.

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 1/5/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sat, 1/6/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri, 1/5/2024 - Sat, 1/6/2024

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Class, All Levels

Fiber Arts Studio

Basketry, Weaving


Using carefully prepared strips of red and yellow cedar bark, you will learn how to weave two- and three-stranding twining and the in-between stitch to create this traditional Haida basket used for gathering berries.


  • When you register, choose between a small/medium basket ($75) or a large basket ($100). The smaller size is recommended for beginners.
  • Students should bring lunch each day. A microwave and refrigerator are available for your use on the lower level.


Women's workbasket in one of three sizes: small (3-5/8" high), medium (4" high), or large (4-3/4" high)

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Lisa Telford

Lisa Telford (born in Ketchikan, Alaska) is a Git'ans Git'anee Haida weaver who creates contemporary garments, shoes, and other objects using Northwest Coast-style weaving techniques. Her work serves as a commentary on Native identity, stereotypes, and fashion. Her baskets may be seen in the collections of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Ore.; Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Ore.; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.; the Portland Art Museum in Oregon; and at the Burke Museum and at Stonington Gallery, both in Seattle. Telford comes from a long line of weavers including her grandmother, mother, aunt, and cousins. Despite her Indiana upbringing, she grew up connected to her culture, visiting Alaska for traditional gatherings and potlatches and participating in traditional dance. At the age of 32, she began learning to weave traditional Haida baskets from her aunt, Delores Churchill, and traditional cedar garments from her cousin, Holly Churchill.

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