Workshops

Skills Workshops

Free! Intro to Natural Basket Materials – Field Class

  • August 13, 2020, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Free! For experienced basket weavers.  Physical distance will be observed, limited space available. Priority will be given to newcomers who are Black or People of Colour. To register and for more information, including location and rain date call 204-949-9490 or email programs@mawa.ca

Calling experienced basket weavers!!

Are you new to Manitoba? Wondering where to find natural materials to make baskets? A variety of local plants can be used to make a wide range of baskets, including wicker, coil, plaited, twined, splint and/or rib baskets. Class will start with a sharing circle where participants can present one or two baskets that they’ve made. Walk with a botanist in search of plants suitable for weaving. Take home samples of local plant materials. Physical distance will be observed, limited space available. Priority will be given to newcomers who are Black or People of Colour. To register and for more information, including location and rain date call 204-949-9490 or email programs@mawa.ca

Laura Reeves, botanist and founder of Prairie Shore Botanicals, regularly shares her passion for wild edibles and wilderness skills through courses, workshops and guided plant walks, including her popular natural basketry classes. She is the author of “Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From Acorns to Zoom Sticks” which includes fun descriptions of her experiences with over 60 Manitoba plants and mushrooms. To learn more, visit www.psbotanicals.com and Prairie Shore Botanicals on Facebook.