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Weaving with locally-harvested Tule with Rimiko Berreman
September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$120
Join us at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center on Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, to learn how to make rope and coasters or placemats with tule harvested on the ranch, especially for this class.
Rimiko Berreman will be teaching classic weaving styles used by different cultures around the world, through hands-on instruction and handouts for you to take home with your woven creations.
Tule (Schoenoplectus acutus) is a giant species of sedge, native to freshwater marshes all over North America. Tules are used to make rope, baskets, bowls, mats, hats, clothing, duck decoys, and even boats by Native people.
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Fibershed Scholarship Program
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.
Rimiko Berreman was born and grew up in Tokushima, a small city in the Shikoku region of Japan, surrounded by Japanese artisan crafts including Aizome (indigo), traditional woodworking, carving, as well as weaving with natural materials. She was involved in local industry programs in her twenties and one of her early jobs was sewing products including Sashiko and Shibori at the Indigo studio in Tokushima. Those were great opportunities for her to learn these traditional skills. She continues creating things using multiple media. Visit rimikoart.com and instagram.com/rimikoart to see more of Rimiko’s work.
(photos courtesy of Rimiko Berreman)