$60 – $200

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Return of Tule Tuesdays

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

34199 County Road 20

P.O. Box 8249

Woodland, CA 95776-8249

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Tule Tuesdays are back! The Cache Creek Conservancy brings this popular series back to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve beginning in June. Expert basket weaver Ardith Read (Yosemite Mewuk & Yokut Indian) leads the classes that include discussions about traditional methods of cultivation, uses, and hands-on learning of weaving techniques. Read's baskets are on display at the Smithsonian and DeYoung Museums.

You will find this a rewarding experience wether you are a novice, beginner, or expert weaver. The first session is a pre-requisite for remaining sessions because it covers traditional gathering and weaving etiquette that sets the stage for future classes.

All classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost for each class is $60, if you register for all four classes cost is $200.

First session, June 20, 2017: Uses and Gathering of Tule

Description: In this class, students will learn the traditional uses of tule and the proper time and method of gathering and drying the tule for weaving. Students also will learn a basic cordage technique that can be used to make a medallion. The tule gathered as part of this session will be used in future sessions. This session is required in order to sign up for other sessions.

Class size: 12

Second session, June 27, 2017: Egg basket

Description: Students will learn to weave a traditional egg basket. This weaving pattern and basket is usually the first item a young patwin would make. Students also learn about other items that can be made using this pattern.

Class size: 8

No class the Fourth of July week

Third session, July 11, 2017: Flat basket

Description: Students will learn to weave a flat basket that has many traditional uses. Students also learn about other items that can be made using this pattern.

Class size: 8

Fourth session, July 18, 2017: Storage Basket

Description: Students will learn how to weave a traditional storage basket. Students also learn about other items that can be made using this pattern.

Class size: 8

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

34199 County Road 20

P.O. Box 8249

Woodland, CA 95776-8249

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