Ivy Basketry Class


April 2, 2022    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Alder Creek Farm
35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem, Oregon, 97130

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I am excited to share our Spring class, which is in partnership with the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, connecting through craft + nature + land stewardship.

English Ivy Basketry w/ Chloë Hight
Saturday, April 2nd, 12-4:00
Alder Creek Farm

In this class students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of English Ivy (Hedera Helix), as a basket weaving material. English Ivy is an aggressively growing evergreen vine and introduced species that is well-adapted to the mild Pacific Northwest climate, creating “ivy deserts” that challenge native habitat and ecosystems. Chloë Hight will teach students how to safely harvest and prepare this versatile vine to create cordage and a small woven vessel. The Lower Nehalem Community Trust will be leading a land stewardship session Friday April 1, from 10-noon to clear an area of English Ivy that will be repurposed as a creative material for this class to learn foundational weaving techniques.
Chloë first learned these techniques from her mentors Sharon Kallis and Rebecca Graham at EartHand Gleaners Society in Vancouver, BC and has continued to deepen her knowledge through classes led by Peter Michael Bauer with Rewild Portland in Portland, OR.

This class will be offered to 15 people- vaccinated only please.
Please register or ask questions by contacting Amy: amykcarleton@gmail.com | 503.407.7259