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