Basketry: Small Cedar Picture Basket

Fiber Arts

Basketry: Small Cedar Picture Basket

Learn the technique of weaving an image into a basket surface using cedar bark and imitation sinew.


$263.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$330.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 4/26/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sat, 4/27/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri, 4/26/2024 - Sat, 4/27/2024

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Learn to weave an image into a basket using cedar bark and colored false sinew (a fabricated fiber). You'll construct a cedar basket starting with the "star" technique for weaving the base and have a choice of picture patterns to incorporate into the basket walls.

Baskets rims will be woven using a fold-down technique. You'll be encouraged to explore your creative instincts to weave a basket that is uniquely your own.


Bring a sack lunch both days. A microwave and refrigerator are available on the lower level.


You'll make a basket about 3 1/3" tall and 2" in diameter.


A materials fee of $40, included in the cost of this class, will provide all materials you'll need.


Some basket weaving experience is required. If you have questions about whether you have enough experience to take this class, contact the instructor by sending a message to

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Diana Dunn

Originally from the San Juan Islands, Diana lives on Fidalgo, one of those islands, with her husband, Pat. Diana has created art for most of her life, and began with an interest in jewelry making, including lost wax casting. Her husband, Pat, is a member of the Samish Indian Nation in Anacortes and the couple’s interest in the culture and traditions of the tribe drew them to the tribe's cedar bark weaving classes. From there, they nurtured their interest by attending basket-weaving conferences. Diana and Pat collect bark in their local forests, which Pat cleans and prepares for weaving. They find inspiration for their basket and jewelry design in Fidalgo Island’s beauty and diversity, which is expressed in the way they incorporate colors, stones, coral, silver, and fossilized walrus ivory into their art to reflect the rich colors of the sky, water, and nature.

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