Family Ties: String-Making for All
Cordage workshop led by Charlie Kennard
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30am-1:00pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
FREE. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org
Before the inventions of Velcro, zippers and nails, the world was held together with string and rope made from plants. In this workshop for ages 9 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult), we will experience the magic of cordage-making using a variety of native and garden plants, and see nets made from dogbane and iris vein fibers. Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He has taught for the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), Point Reyes Field Institute, East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, the Oakland Museum, and our own Heron Hall. You can also visit a basketry plant garden he 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.
This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.
For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, firstname.lastname@example.org