Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 9 am-4 pm
Twining is one of the four basic basketry techniques. Learn how to twine a base, move up the sides with shaping, and finish an offering bowl woven entirely with cotton in your own shape, color, and size. This workshop is designed for the beginner level, but experienced twiners are welcome to join. Technique, form, and color are emphasized.
This workshop will provide students with the basic knowledge to work independently with this technique, while also preparing you for more advanced levels of study in basketry techniques. During the workshop, students should have time to finish one offering bowl and may have the time to start a second. Materials fee $28, payable to the instructor.
* Supplies are required for this workshop. Please make sure to check the supply list online when you register, or you may request that the supply list be email or mailed to you. *
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Tressa is a fiber artist working in her studio in her home in Northeast Minneapolis. Her work is contemporary and sculptural. She explores form as well as function. As a fiber artist, she creates sculptural forms utilizing ancient basketry techniques.
She teaches at art centers, national basketry conferences, and similar venues, including guilds and other art related organizations. Tressa’s work is seen in Billie Ruth Sudduth’s book “Baskets: A Book for Makers and Collectors”, “Fiberarts Design Book 7”, and “500 Baskets”, “All Things Considered VIII”, “All Things Considered X” and others.
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, and private collections.
Her work reflects movement and transitions, from curving forms suggesting ripples in water and shell forms, adornments such as shells transformed into buttons, and collectible trade beads. She most enjoys the challenge of sculptural forms. She has 36 published patterns reflecting her own unique style.