Long-time student of California Indian basketry, Charlie Kennard will teach us about using a roadside grass, or rush (Juncus), to make a bowl-shaped basket, using a skep (bee-hive)-making technique. In several European traditions, large straw bowls are used as dough-rising baskets, while some deep straw baskets were used as beehives and swarm-catchers, others as granaries. We will make good use of Harding grass, brought to California as a forage plant, but now invasive in many areas. This workshop demands fairly strenuous hand work. We will demonstrate the use of a dough basket to make sourdough bread for all for lunch!
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