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Croft State Park, Shelter #1

Basket Weaving Workshop: Bamboo/Kudzu “KuBoo” Baskets

Learn how to weave a basket using Kudzu and Bamboo! All materials are provided, including decorations to help make your basket unique!

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Basket Weaving Workshop: Bamboo/Kudzu “KuBoo” Baskets
Basket Weaving Workshop: Bamboo/Kudzu “KuBoo” Baskets

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Croft State Park, Shelter #1, 450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302, USA

About the event

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024 Location: Croft State Park, Shelter #1 Address: 450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302 Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: $45 per participant (recommended ages 8+) Tickets:  Must be purchased in advance Limit:  10 participants

Get wild and “embrace the invase” in this bamboo/kudzu= “KuBoo”  Basket Weaving class! Get to know split bamboo and kudzu as weaving  materials. Learn how to harvest and strip a kudzu vine. Engage with  refined, hand-crafted split bamboo. Weave the Kudzu and Bamboo together  to create your own personalized and unique KudBoo basket!

We will provide baubles and decorations for you to choose from to  make your basket unique. Many of these embellishments will be made of  bamboo, including beads and buttons made from canes and rhizomes.

We will also provide all weaving materials, including split bamboo  that has been “defanged”, meaning:  The edges of all split bamboo  materials will be processed beforehand using the traditional Japanese  habatori, mentori and senbiki methods.  These techniques remove the  sharp edges and splinters from split bamboo. Our refined split bamboo  will make weaving with bamboo more enjoyable, manageable and easier on  the hands.  Watch our YouTube video for a quick visual overview of these  three processes here: https://youtu.be/omEk3KkTLFk

While we weave, Aaron will be available for a Q&A session about  bamboo.  Bamboo is a mysterious plant to many.  Ask Aaron questions to  learn more about bamboo while you weave.

What to bring: A water bottle A “Can-do” attitude! We will provide: Drinking Water Electric industrial fans All crafting and weaving materials and tools A water hose with a mister setting attached to the outdoor faucet Camp Croft State Park’s Shelter #1 provides restrooms, a tire swing and an open field for play. Additional Cost: Croft State Park is over 7000 acres  and offers everything from a playground to hiking and biking trails. As  a state park, there is an admission fee: $3 for adults over the age of 15, $1.50 for seniors, $1 for kids ages 6-15, and free for children age 5 and under. This admission fee is NOT included in your ticket price and must be paid separately upon entry into Croft State Park.  Note:   You may choose to avoid this fee by requesting a SC State Parks  Passport from your local library.  If you choose this option, we  recommend making a request for this item a few weeks in advance before  the class, due to possible high demand and low availability.

Tickets may be purchased directly off the Homeschool Community of the Upstate website or directly from Carolina Bamboo LLC at the below link:

https://carolinabamboo.org/2024/06/30/basket-weaving-workshop-bamboo-kudzu-kuboo-baskets/

Tickets

  • KudBoo Basket Weaving

    Please purchase one ticket per weaver/participant. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket. Sorry, No refunds!

    $45.00
    +$1.13 service fee
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