Making a Market Basket with Lynn Martin Graton

  • 22 Jun 2022
  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 22 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 23 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Making a Market Basket with Lynn Martin Graton.

In this class, Lynn will show you how to make a sturdy basket that can be used for everything from carrying your weaving supplies, to shopping at your local farmers market, to trips to the library. The basket is made from strips of reed, which is processed from the rattan vine. The finished size is approximately 12" high x 12" wide by 10" across.

The first day students will create the base and weave the body of the basket using a start and stop technique. On the second day, students will complete the body of the basket and finish the top with a lashed rim. The basket will be finished by inserting a wraparound handle of Shaker tape. Ways to "seal" the basket after taking it home will be discussed.  Students will receive some notes on making another basket and a list of suppliers where they can order reed and Shaker tape.   

There will be an additional $50 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class which includes: rattan reed and shaker tape for handle.

What to Bring:

  • $50 supply fee
  • Measuring tape
  • Sturdy clippers for cutting reed & scissors for cutting Shaker tape
  • Rectangular plastic tub for water approximately 16" x 12" x 7" deep (not a 5 gallon bucket though!)
  • Small spray bottle for water
  • An old towel

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

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Instructor Bio

Lynn J Martin Graton lives on Hawaiʻi Island and has a background in a variety of artistic mediums. She is currently working primarily in fiber arts – focusing on loom weaving, surface design, and a range of basketry traditions including traditional coconut frond weaving of the Pacific Islands Lynn has held a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions. Her artwork can be found in the permanent collections of the East-West Center and the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the arts.  An active photographer, Lynnʻs images have appeared in a number of exhibitions and publications including the covers of two Smithsonian Folklife Festival program books. 

Lynn holds a M. A. Degree in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawai`i Manoa (UHM) with a focus on Pacific art history, received under scholarship from the East-West Center.  She holds a B.A. in Art (ceramics and sculpture) and secondary art education certification from the University of Guam.  Her career was spent as a folklorist and arts administrator working for the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (1983-1998), the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (1998-2014), and the historic Sanborn Mills Farm in central New Hampshire (2014-2019).  As a folklorist she curated exhibitions and concerts to honor tradition bearers, produced a number of audio recordings and publications, and oversaw major folklife festival programs including four in connection with the Smithsonian Institutionʻs Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her last five years at the NH arts council, was spent serving as Executive Director overseeing strategic planning, public art projects, and grants to major nonprofits.

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