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Sold Out: Coiled Baskets From Recycled Materials

Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

Online Event


In this online Coiled Basket workshop, textile and fine artist, Judith Schonebaum, will share with you the fascinating indigenous/African tradition of coiling, a technique of wrapping strips of fabric around a core, creating coils that are joined to shape a bowl, basket, or tray.


Historically coiled baskets were made from reeds, grasses and tree fibers, and were used as water jugs, trays, bowls and storage containers. Contemporary coiled baskets incorporate new materials, and innovative basket weavers are always experimenting with fiber of the new age. Newspapers, aluminum, plastics, steel, paper are all materials used to construct today’s baskets.

Learn how to continue a centuries-old “reusables” practice as Judith shows you, step-by-step, how to make a small basket made from recycled fabrics and plastic bags. Using scissors, a few clothespins and “past use” fabrics you find around your home, create a beautiful basket with your own, unique creative stamp on it.

Judith Schonebaum is a popular textile art instructor in the Bay Area and beyond. She focuses on creating functional, decorative and wearable art from recycled textiles and plastic materials. She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Vermont, including attending an intensive folk art program at the Shelburne Museum.

You will be sent a material and tool list prior to the class.

Become an Ecology Center member and you will receive a discount on registration and enjoy continued membership benefits including store and event discounts!

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Cost: $10 – $15
Event Phone: 9254219574
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