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Workshops

Teaching basketry is a rewarding experience and very inspirational. Learning the ancient craft of weaving can nurture the creative side of individuals who have been in search of exploring their artistic passion. Over the past two decades I’ve been offering classes in my Whistler studio, local community groups and private homes.

Workshop & Events Calendar

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Request a Workshop

If you have a group of 6 - 8 people that would like to participate in a one day basket workshop, we can arrange to have the class here at the my Whistler studio or in your area. To request a workshop please contact me at cherylmasseybaskets@hotmail.com or call 604-938-3512.

See below for images, prices and descriptions of the four basket weaving workshops available:

#1. Tule Rush Bread Basket
#2. Tule Rush Round Basket
#3. Cedar Bark & Tule Rush Basket
#4. Kelp Basket

All workshops are open to all levels of experience.
Material costs are included in the workshop fee.
For an extra fee a delicious catered lunch can be added to your Whistler workshop.

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#1. Tule Rush Bread Basket

Time: 6 hours

Cost: $100.00 Includes materials

Tule rush is a sedge that grows in lakes around southern B.C. I have gathered, dried and prepared the tule rush and will be teaching the participants to use plaiting and twining techniques to create a rectangular form with the aim of completing the basket at the end of the class.


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#2. Tule Rush Round Basket

Time: 6 hours

Cost: $100.00 Includes materials

Tule rush is a sedge that grows in lakes around southern B.C. I have gathered, dried and prepared the tule rush and will be teaching the participants to use plaiting and twining techniques to create a round form with the aim of completing the basket at the end of the class.


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#3. Cedar Bark & Tule Rush Basket

Time: 6-8 hours

Cost: $120.00 Includes materials

This workshop will awaken your creative juices by connecting the beauty of working with natural wild materials. Students will learn about the historical value of the cedar bark and learn how to gather the bark and transform it into strips for weaving with the twill and twining techniques with the addition of tule rush to create a rectangular basket.