Weaving Fancy Baskets
Instructor Katie Augustine will share the history behind this traditional basket while focusing on the many possible ways of weaving and the various processes used to dye wood, including synthetic and natural dyes. Participants will also learn about numerous types of curls included on any fancy basket and how to incorporate them into their designs. Participants will also be taught how to make covers, ash flowers, and a variety of other accessories in order to complete their baskets.
Instructor: Katie Augustine
Katie is a Maliseet women from Tobique First Nation located in Northern New Brunswick. She is a recent graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) with a diploma in Aboriginal Visual Arts and a major in Traditional Aboriginal Ash Basketry. Since Katie likes to express herself in a variety of ways, she also works with several different mediums. In addition to ash, she works in photography, beading, painting with acrylics and mixed media.
Katie has travelled around the province speaking to hundreds of Aboriginal artists as an Aboriginal Outreach Officer for The New Brunswick Arts Board. She has helped artists across the province with guidance and direction in their art careers. In addition to her work with artsnb, Katie has been travelling and teaching Traditional Ash Basketry to Aboriginal and non aboriginal communities in order to preserve this craft that is an important part of Maliseet culture and also to enhance the knowledge and growth of Maliseet culture and heritage.