Dates: June 1, 2023
Time: 10:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: A bit of hand strength and dexterity
Contact Information: info@GracehillArt.com
Cost: $118 (supplies included)
Class Size: Min 8 Max 12
Sign-up: Registration is closed. Contact Kathy directly to see if you can be added to the class.
Deadline: May 18, 2023
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class for a full refund. There will be no refunds within 14 days of the class unless spot can be filled from wait list. To cancel, fill out the class refund request form
Class Content: You’ll be making a southern longleaf pine needle basket. You’ll use the simple or spiral stitch. You’ll learn how to start a basket, to wrap a coil to add color, how to add a bead, and how to add thread when you run out. You’ll also learn that you can leave caps on some of the pine needle shafts to add texture to your basket if you desire. Depending on how fast you weave most of you will finish the basket in class.
She’d like to emphasize it’s not a race, and how your basket looks is more important. If you still have an hour or so of weaving to finish, she can stay longer, or you will know how to finish it with a sewing needle you have at home!
If you have pieces of “what nots” or buttons or whatever at home that you want to see if you can weave in, bring them, like that lamb’s wool she used on the one basket. If you go to her website and look, you’ll see some of the different things she has incorporated.
A class material fee of $58 is included in the price of the $118 class. A porcelain center, 8oz southern longleaf pine needles dyed or a natural color conditioned in a glycerin bath, waxed linen, artificial sinew, jewelry twine, and beads are all provided. How many beads depend on what you pick out. Some gemstones are 10 times the price of glass or wooden beads. These are your supplies to make the basket.
She will also provide different-sized sewing needles, clips, and gauges that stay with the instructor. She’ll have a few extra pairs of scissors and pliers she’ll bring with her. She’ll have an assortment of 10 different colors of porcelain centers, complimentary colored pine needles and beads. These kits are color coordinated.
Supply List: Scissors or snips,
A pair of regular and/or needle nose pliers would be helpful,
Biography: I work in several mediums, primarily alcohol inks and pine needle basketry.
Along with selling my artwork on my website, I sell at art shows and am currently building an art gallery, Gracehill Fine Art and Basketry, in Townsend, TN.
2021, Award of Merit, Basketry, Arrowmont’s Sevier County 20th Biennial Art Exhibition
2022, Spring, Juried Inclusion into Arts in the Airport, Basketry, Arts Cultural Alliance
2022, Juried Inclusion International Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Show
2022, Award of Merit, TN Craft, 51st Annual Spring Fair, Emerging Makers Tent
2022 Honorable Mention, Basketry, 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition TN Artists Assoc
2022, Fall, Juried Inclusion into Arts in the Airport, Arts Cultural Alliance
2023, Scholarship Award, Basketry, Arrowmont’s Sevier County 21st Biennial Art Exhibition
2023, Inclusion Juried National Exhibition, Basketry, Art Cultural Alliance
2023, Juror’s Award, Basketry, No Bigger than a Breadbox, Art Cultural Alliance
2023, Spring, Basketry, Juried Inclusion into Arts in the Airport, Arts Cultural Alliance
Instructor Website: www.GracehillArt.com