KATE ANDERSON ART

 

Simply Knotted
Basketry workshop for beginner level
May be designed for 1 day to 7 day workshop.

Learn the simple techniques of knotting through the process of working on an easy to handle surface; completing your piece will result in a small sculpture. Information covered includes thread preparation, beginning the bottom, increasing and decreasing the core, adding and subtracting colors, and methods to finish edges. Add textures and embellishments creatively with materials you bring such as additional threads, beads, charms, buttons, shells – anything goes!

Knot Just Any Teacup
Basketry workshop for beginner/intermediate level
May be designed for an extended workshop.

Learn the simple techniques of knotting through the process of creating a demitasse cup and saucer. Information covered includes thread preparation, beginning the bottom, increasing and decreasing the core, adding colors, and methods to finish edges. The cup and saucer both afford opportunities to learn exciting dimensional techniques. Add textures and embellishments - your choice!!

Kate Anderson: How Knotting Rewove My Life
power point and group discussion
May be designed for 45 minutes - 1.5 hours.

Kate Anderson will present a dynamic presentation on her work. She began as a painter in 1982 and began collaborating with her husband in 1996. For 10 years they had an active career collaborating on painted mixed media wood assemblages. After a 1995 knotting class at Craft Alliance, she began knotting exclusively by 1996. In 2006 she ended a 24 year career as a gallery director in order to focus on the opportunities the textile world presents, as well as to concentrate full time on her own work. This session will culminate in a group discussion about the ability to reinvent oneself and the power of positive change.