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Cordage-Making Materials and Techniques Workshop with Charlie Kennard

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Spend a day working with your hands and learning one of the fundamental skills in basketry and other fiber arts

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Spend a day working with your hands and learning one of the fundamental skills in basketry and other fiber arts in the peaceful setting at the Laguna Environmental Center. String and rope are made from various parts of many native and non-native plants, taking on distinctive appearances, fragrances and strengths. We will learn about the different types of fibers, process a variety of plants used by California Indians and others, and use several techniques to make cordage with them. Never be at the end of your rope again!

Please note: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. Unvaccinated participants must wear a mask indoors and this workshop will follow all current Sonoma County COVID-19 safety guidelines. All cordage-making materials are included in the registration fee. Participants should bring a small water bowl, pocket knife and scissors. Please bring snacks and a lunch to be eaten outside if desired. Hot water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and other traditional basketry techniques. He has taught for the Point Reyes Field Institute, East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, the Laguna Center in Santa Rosa and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshops can be seen at the Bay Model in Sausalito, Lake County Museum, and another is in the collection of the Oakland Museum. You can also visit a basketry plant garden Charlie has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

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The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.

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