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Willow Tatza Basket Making with Charlie Kennard

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Craft a traditional European-style bread basket using willow.

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Spend a day working with your hands and learning to work with willow in the peaceful setting at the Laguna Environmental Center. We will make this elegant and unusual plaited-weave basket that is found in the Netherlands, France and Poland. “Tatza” (properly spelled taca) is a Polish term for breadbasket, for which this basket is well-suited. In this class, experience in working with willow is helpful, but not essential.

Please note: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. All 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 garden clippers and large pliers. Please bring snacks and a lunch to be eaten outside. 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 Environmental 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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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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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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