Kudzu Basket Weaving
Learn to weave a basket with instructor Angela Eastman of Flag Mountain Studio using kudzu, an invasive species that grows quickly and plentifully throughout the Southeast. The mature vines of the kudzu plant can be harvested and processed into bark strips and woody material that forms the structure for strong and beautiful baskets. In learning traditional wicker weaving techniques to work with this plentiful material, you'll connect to a long human lineage of working with natural materials to create useful vessels. You can expect to leave with a small basket or platter woven from kudzu.
Throughout the day together, as you build creative community and ecological awareness, Angela will invite a new way to understand "weeds" in the environment where they live, shifting perspectives to view these plants as creative collaborators and resourceful cohabiters.
This class is co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens. Please register through the Duke Gardens Cvent website. This class will be held indoors and onsite at Duke Gardens; ask for directions at the front desk of the Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $68; 20% discount for Gardens members with seasonal member discount code, as well as for TLC members at registration. Registration is at https://rsvp.duke.edu/g1nKqO.