Basket weaving is one of the oldest art forms known to humanity, and its history spans across various cultures and regions. The natural fibers used to make baskets are difficult to preserve, making it challenging to define exactly how old the craft is. Basket weaving is found on nearly every continent. Beyond its practical uses, the craft often holds cultural, symbolic, and artistic significance. The diversity in materials, techniques, and designs reflects a rich tapestry of human culture and creativity.
Throughout the world, basket weaving continues to be a dynamic and evolving art form, with weavers preserving traditional methods while also adapting to changing times and influences.
It is also incredibly fun! Working with our hands to shape landscape into form connects us to place and to culture. Once a few techniques have been learned, creativity will soar and you’ll be well on your way to exciting new shapes and textures.
Under Jasmine’s guidance, students will learn how to start and end two different wicker basket techniques and create a basket using recycled materials and fallen branches.
Date + Time
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 12 – 4 pm ET
Tatter Textile Library: 505 Carroll Street, #2B, Brooklyn, NY 11215
All materials are included with ticket purchase
There are two scholarship spots available for this workshop. Please email [email protected] to learn more.
Jasmine Murrell is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary visual artist born in Detroit, Michigan. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Bronx Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the African-American Museum of Art, and the International Museum of Photography.
Murrell has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum AIM program, Baxter St. Gallery workspace, BRIClab contemporary art residency, Textile Arts Center, and Block Gallery workspace. Her work has been included in the book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Detroit Times, Ebony Magazine, The Washington Post, ArtNews, and several other publications.