Basketry: Maple and Cedar Twilled in Oval

Fiber Arts

Basketry: Maple and Cedar Twilled in Oval

Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques using plant materials native to the Northwest.

Member fee

$245.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Guest fee

$301.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 7/27/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sun, 7/28/2024 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sat, 7/27/2024 - Sun, 7/28/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio



Create this unique oval basket to hold treasured items, working with basket sedge, western red cedar, and maple bark. Straight- and triple-twine techniques with basket sedge beautifully frame the twill work pattern of contrasting maple and cedar barks. A diagonal, folded rim adds strength and beauty to finish your piece. These baskets are woven on a provided form using an old-style Blue Bunny ice cream container. A sweet basket any way you look at it!

Skill level: Beginners welcome.


Your finished basket will measure 8" x 6" x 4". 


A $60 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all of the tools and materials required.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • Bring a sack lunch both days. A refrigerator and microwave are available downstairs in the BARN Commons.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Karen Magnuson

Karen began her basket-weaving journey creating containers useful for wilderness survival. Over the last 35 years, her understanding of natural materials along with a refinement of weaving techniques has allowed a greater understanding of the enormous skill possessed by early basket makers. She carries a passion for exploring historic basketry techniques and styles and brings this to her work, in part, by harvesting and preparing her own materials.
Karen teaches ethnobotany programs with the Washington Department of Ecology. She leads online and in-person classes sharing more than 40 years' experience teaching the identification and traditions surrounding wild edible and medicinal plants. Karen leads basketry classes throughout the county and as well as other earth-centered programs through Earthwalk Northwest, a wilderness school she co-founded and directs.

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