Pretty & Practical Pine Needle Basket Making
June 16-21, 2019 (Four Teaching Days)
New to Dillman's in 2019
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Welcome to the pretty and practical world of Pine Needle Baskets! Creativity is essential for health. When I found that my sudden entry into the role of full time caregiver was threatening my inner peace and in turn, my physical health, I added several creative practices to my other “inner health” nutrition mix (meditation, music, aroma, movement, nature, intuition, and others). In addition to Zentangle and Mandala Dot Painting, I began making pine needle baskets. Creating a useful and beautiful item from nature’s discards (needles are only harvested after the tree is done with them) really does it for my heart. It’s the ultimate re-use/re-purpose!
Since those initial baskets (which I use for fruits, essential oils, keys, change, etc.) I have made baskets to sell, and custom (commissioned) baskets to honor events, people, anniversaries, pets, etc. Just as I use mine, each one is made to be used - they are practical art. Each basket is made with love and directs its own completion (size, decoration, etc.). The colored needles are dyed by me, by hand. Many of the bases are made by arranging items (gems, stones, agates, beads, buttons, bark, lichens, etc.) in epoxy (clear, hard resin), and some out of birch bark.
Baskets are finished with a coat of clear polyurethane to strengthen (above and beyond the tightness of the stitching) and protect the needles from breaking down (they are tree discards after all). We will make one starter basket, and at least one more that includes some of these techniques: needle wraps, needle runs, beading, colored needles, alternative stitches, advanced shaping.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $625 (inclues material fee)
(Tiered pricing not available)
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $400
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/17-6/20
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.