Discover the Art of Pine Needle Weaving
Join us for a hands-on crafting experience where you'll create a set of two unique coasters, blending traditional techniques with modern design. Using a specially designed wooden disc, long leaf pine needles, and sinew, you'll be guided step-by-step to craft your own masterpiece. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of natural pine needles or wish to add a splash of color with our dyed options, you'll leave with a set of coasters that are both functional and a conversation starter.
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Red Earth Art Center
100 N. Broadway Ave. Suite 110
BancFirst Tower Lobby
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
MUST BE OVER 16 TO ATTEND
What To Expect:
In this workshop, participants can anticipate receiving personalized guidance from Ronda Moss, who brings her expertise and passion to every session. The hands-on experience will allow attendees to immerse themselves in the art of basketry, from the selection of the right pine needles to mastering intricate weaving techniques. As you craft, Ronda will seamlessly weave in stories and insights from the Cherokee heritage, offering a rich tapestry of history and the significance of basketry alongside the practical skills being taught. Safety is paramount, and with the use of sharp tools, Ronda ensures that each participant feels both comfortable and confident in their crafting journey. By the workshop's conclusion, every participant will proudly take home a set of two pine needle coasters, each a blend of tradition, personal effort, and contemporary design.
This workshop offers the unique opportunity to learn directly from Ronda Moss, an esteemed basket maker and the recipient of the Kathleen Upshaw Award at the 2023 Red Earth Festival. Beyond just crafting, attendees will embark on a journey deep into Cherokee heritage and traditions. The session provides a chance to work with unique crafting materials, including specially designed wooden discs, both natural and colored pine needles, and sinew. With an intimate class size capped at 10 participants, the environment promises to be close-knit, fostering easy learning and interaction. More than just a crafting session, this workshop represents a step towards preserving the ancient art of basketry, ensuring its legacy continues to inspire and resonate with future generations.
Meet Ronda Moss
From Pryor, Oklahoma, Ronda Moss is not just a basket maker; she's a storyteller, weaving tales of her Cherokee heritage into every creation. With a specialized focus on crafting baskets using pine needles and crafting intricate miniature double-wall vine baskets, Ronda's work is a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation.
Each basket she crafts is more than just an object; it's a testament to her profound love for her heritage and culture. Ronda's commitment to preserving the traditional art of basketry is evident in the meticulous detail and passion infused into every piece. This dedication to her craft was recognized when she was honored with the Kathleen Upshaw Award at the 2023 Red Earth Festival.
Ronda's baskets are not just items of utility but are symbols of a rich legacy, a nod to the past, and a beacon for future generations to understand and appreciate the depth of Native American artistry.
Supporting a Worthy Cause:
Proceeds from this event directly contribute to the incredible work Red Earth does to promote Native arts and culture. By participating, you're making a meaningful impact in preserving and celebrating these rich traditions.
Reserve Your Spot:
Spaces are limited and filling up fast! Secure your seat in this unique crafting journey and let your creativity shine. Reserve your spot now and weave your own tale with pine
We prioritize your safety. Please be aware that we'll be using sharp needles and scissors. All tools can potentially poke or scratch, so caution and attention are paramount.