There will be a basketry and local fibers event on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Recreation Centre, 555 Saint-Philippe Street in Alfred. The object of this event is to demonstrate the value of local fibers in baskets and other basketry products. The event will be held rain or shine.

Animation: Nathalie Kin is self-taught in the art of basketry. Curious by nature, she learns the art of basketry while discovering the properties of fibres present in her wood. Nathalie is a member of Boisés Est. She exhibited her products at Bois et Forêt 2018. After a brief history of basketry, Nathalie summarizes her journey in the art of making baskets, mats and other objects. After starting with bamboo, an essential fiber, she began to take an interest in the plants in her woodlot to gradually discover their properties and their ability to make basketry based on a variety of factors, including the seasons. Aside from bamboo, she now knows how to enhance willow, dogwood, rush (in many forms), iris, nettle, cattail, etc. In the afternoon, she shows us her “raw material” on the ground.

Schedule :

9am Registration

9:25 Introduction

9:30 am Start of the presentation

10:45 am Health Break

11:00 am Continuation of the presentation and demonstrations

12:00 Social Dinner

1:00 pm Presenting a door prize. Departure to Nathalie’s woods – 3151 Ritchance Road – Alfred ON.

3:30 pm End of the workshop.

Workshop is open to all, members or not. We equip ourselves according to the weather. Reserve with Jean-Claude Havard (613-673-3089 – [email protected]). The deadline is Tuesday, October 2nd. Registration fees (payable at the entrance, meals included): $ 35 / pers. Members of Boisés Est: $ 15. Students: $ 15. Accompanied children (4-14 years old): $ 5.  2019 dues payable to the workshop.