Kudzu Egg Basket
Instructor: Delia Turner
Day & Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Adult (18 and up)
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
Students Please Bring:
- Note taking materials.
- Bring a lunch, water, and a snack!
- Clothes you can get dirty.
- (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.
Learn to weave with the south's most infamous weed! We will walk through the process from wild plant to finished basket. The hen basket is a traditional Scottish design, also called an ose, originally meant for transporting broody hens from one croft to another. Now they serve as useful harvest baskets, handbags, and can even be hung on the wall. Carry home a beautiful, useful handmade basket and the skills to continue working with wild vines!
Lunch Break: There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.
All materials are included with a $(20) PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
About the Instructor: Delia lives off-grid in the Unicoi mountains, where she is working towards a handmade life. She gathers wild food and medicine, sews clothes, carves wooden utensils, plays traditional music, heats with a wood stove, is building a treehouse with wood from the forest, and her main work is weaving baskets. She directs a non-profit organization, co-founded with her partner Joel Fian, called School of the Greenwood, through which she teaches basketry courses for adults, and leads camps for children focused on sharing traditional skills and crafts through theatrical storytelling and role play. Delia participated in the Traditional Craft Mentorship in White Oak Basketry at the John C. Campbell Folk School as well as the South Arts Emerging Traditional Artist Grant Program. She has studied hazel basketry in Romania and willow work in Ireland with traditional weavers. She is currently writing a book, Invasive Basketry. Learn more at deliafian.com.