Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Basketry and textiles have been part of human history since the beginning of civilization. Across all cultures, these skills have been developed by interweaving the plant fibers available at hand. Palm trees, which thrive in the tropical climate that surrounds us, have been a valuable resource for numerous cultures in crafting items such as baskets, hats, huts, roofs, mats, and various other handicrafts. In South Florida alone, more than 50 different types of palm trees can be found.
In this workshop, we will explore palm as a material and learn techniques that are fundamental to the art of weaving in basketry and textiles. This material exploration is an integral part of the research and practice of textile artist and Master in Sustainable Textiles, Isabel Infante, who will be guiding the workshop. Following the weaving session, this workshop grants you access to one of the most breathtaking botanical gardens in Miami, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Kampong.
This workshop is suitable for individuals aged 16 and above, and all necessary materials are included. Rates are $50 for non-members and $40 for NTBG/Kampong members.