Wild Vine Baskets

colorful woven baskets
 blue and brown woven basket
 green and purple woven basket
 group of colorful woven baskets
 earth tone woven basket

Date: June 26-30, 2023 (Summer)
Medium: Basketry
Instructor: Mary Doornbos (email)
Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to weave rib baskets using materials from your own backyard. Weaving time will be intermixed with exploring our outdoor surroundings for suitable weaving materials including grapevine, bittersweet, red osier, and honeysuckle. Discover how to prepare these items for weaving and how to make a black walnut dye bath. Strong hands and the ability to walk uneven terrain is recommended. All levels welcome.

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Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Estimated cost for items to purchase and bring: $25-35


Students should bring a pair of garden pruners, an older towel and work gloves.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Mary Doornbos has been a basketmaker since 1983. Her academic credentials include a BA in art education and an MFA in metalsmithing. Basketry has been a passion since moving to the rural south. She has learned many basketry tricks from outstanding teachers over the years. Mary embraces the fact that no machine can make a basket, and that many materials for this craft are available in one's own backyard.