Adult Workshop: Pine Needle Basket Making
April 13 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn and make your own pine needle baskets with Vanessa (Chili) Chicharello. Workshop will cover different types of baskets, materials needed for basket making, collecting and choosing needles, and step by step instructions on how to make your own basket. Participants will make their own baskets during the workshop.
Presenter: Vanessa “Chili” Chicharello is Diné (Navajo), born into the Sleep Rock People Clan and the Towering House People Clan. Her maternal grandfathers clan is the Black Sheep People Clan and her paternal grandfathers clan is the Red Running Into Water Clan. She was born and raised on the Navajo Nation outside of Gallup, NM. She graduated with a Biology degree from NAU in 2011. She learned how to make Pine Needle baskets from an elder (Marina Vasquez) while attending NAU. She later perfected her own style of pine needle baskets using different colored threads and sizes of baskets.
Cost: $25/participant or $20/Willow Bend Member
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