Pat Courtney Gold - Native American Fiber Artist and Basket Weaver
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Columbia River Native People used the “Z-twine” to weave baskets. Historically these were used for storage for food and personal items, and for trade.

Pat gives a limited number of classes per year, usually through Museums.

 

at right: Pat weaving a fiber basket featuring the faces of X-Ray Men and other figures from petroglyphs.

List of Classes

Wasco twined Sally Bags with the unique geometric images.
Fee is $50.00 per student plus materials fee.
Class is limited to 10 students.
Prerequisite: some twining experience is helpful.

  • For ease in learning the technique to twine images, commercial yarn will be used.
  • To create the Wasco Sally Bag with the traditional unique geometric images, you will learn the full-turn twine technique.
  • You will learn the “Z-twine” and weave with two different colored wefts to create designs.
  • You will learn the traditional Wasco Start at the base, and you will learn the traditional braid at the rim.
  • The class is 6 hours and you will finish a basket approximately 3 ½ inches diameter and 5 inches tall.

Traditional twined basket with plant fibers.
Fee is $60.00 per student plus materials fee.
Class is limited to 8 students.
Prerequisite: some twining experience.

  • Limited classes are given per year, to preserve the plant materials used in weaving.
  • You will learn the “Z-twine”, the traditional Wasco Start at the base, and you will have options to finish the rim.
  • You will learn to splice the plant fibers, and also learn the cross warp technique.
  • This class will use traditional plant fibers: tule, cattail leaves, sedge grass, and possibly others. Materials will be supplied.
  • The class is 8 hours and you will finish a basket approximately 4 inches diameter and 5 to 6 inches tall.