Monday, April 02, 2012

Copper Country Associated Artists to hold basket-making workshop Apr. 6

CALUMET -- Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) will celebrate the Easter season by holding a basket-making workshop on First Friday, April 6, in the CCAA Gallery. The workshop will run from about 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., and there will be only one session.

Copper Country Associated Artists will hold a basket-making workshop Friday, April 6. Learn how to make attractive baskets like these -- from cloth and rope -- perfect for Easter eggs! (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

Millie Little and friends will be assisting participants in the creation of a small basket made of cloth and rope. This forms a very decorative basket which can be used to hold various items such as Easter eggs. The basket will be about four inches in diameter, and stand about three inches tall.

Once the technique is mastered, however, since materials used are widely available, this technique could be applied to larger projects that could be done at home with fabrics that match your home décor. A variety of fabric strips will be available to choose from at the gallery, but attendees are welcome to bring pieces from home. Each basket will take a generous square yard of fabric, cut carefully into 3/4-inch strips. Participants should be able to do simple stitching.

Please come early to be assured a place. The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted.

The CCAA Gallery is at 205 Fifth Street in Calumet -- halfway between the Ed Gray Gallery and the Vertin.

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