Cordage and Basic Weaving Techniques
Over millennia, our ancestors have built homes, made tools and clothing, harvested and cooked food, and created beautiful art with plants. Through careful observation, they noticed qualities that help plants to survive in their environment, and they used those qualities to create their own technologies.
In this workshop we will explore native plants including alder, nettle, fireweed, cattail, cedar, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and willow that are used to make cordage, mats, baskets, and other useful tools. We will also explore how plants are used to make dyes and paints.
Participants will gain skills on how to teach basic cordage and mat-making techniques, as well as use alder and Oregon grape to make dye, and will walk away with a curriculum and a teaching kit.
Taught by members of the Tend, Gather & Grow Development Team
Refreshments provided. Attendees bring your own lunch.