I gave a basket class on Saturday at Harlequin Beads in Eugene with 7 eager students. The time flew by even though it is an 8 hour workshop. We laughed and had a great time.
Teaching basketry is a great way to bond with people. It is always a relaxed group of, usually women, connecting on a new level.
In this workshop I had two young girls, probably in their early teens, who fit right in and caught on quickly.
Two of the students, Molly and Patricia took my workshop in Ashland and are grandmother and granddaughter. Molly was so helpful with her grandmother in Ashland that I have asked her if she would like to assist me in workshops that are too large.
Everyone finished their baskets and am hoping there are now seven more basket makers helping me carry on the craft to the next generation.