Appalachian Basket Class with Nancy Bindig
Date(s) - 2 Nov 2019
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Studios of Cocoa Beach
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting this beginner’s workshop on November 2, 2019 from 2 pm to 7 pm. Nancy Bindig will teach you how to make an Appalachian Egg Basket with a ribbed handle using sea grass, paper cord, yarn and other soft round materials. You will create the structure of the basket (ribs) with round reed. Using basic tabby weave (over and under) you will pack the spaces between the ribs to fill in the basket. Students are encouraged to bring any materials from home that they would like to add to their basket.
Nancy Bindig of Merritt Island is both a fiber artist and art instructor. She started her self-taught basketry journey years ago with traditional techniques, materials and forms, then moved on to incorporate palm inflorescence and other natural materials. She holds a BS in Art Education and has taught a variety of adults and children in myriad settings.
The class will meet at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Fee for the workshop is $50 plus a $25 supply fee. You can register online at https://www.studiosofococoabeach.org. or call Nancy at 321-213-3390 for more information.