Saturday, May 6, 12:30-4:30pm
$125/person, includes all materials
Instructor: April Tierney
Baskets were some of the very first carrying vessels––versatile, beautiful, and of great value to peoples from all over the world. It is an artform that lives in the cellular memory of our bodies and hands, which is why beginner weavers are often delighted to find both ease and familiarity with this rhythmic craft. During a spacious afternoon at The New Local, you will get to learn techniques for underwater weaving and construct a lovely, durable basket for cradling fruit and vegetables on your kitchen table. No experience is required.
About the Instructor:
April Tierney is a craftswoman, poet, and mother living in the hills outside of Lyons. She was the co-founder of Weave and Wimble, a small artisan and basketry co-operative along the Front Range. She has been a member of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder and has sold baskets of various sizes and shapes at many different stores, farmer's markets, and craft fairs throughout Colorado. April came to weaving soon after her mother died as a way to transform her grief into beauty. She believes in the power of our hands for healing, for honoring our ancestors through these ancient artforms, and for crafting a world worth living in. You can find some of her work on Etsy at tierneyhandmade.