ONSITE: Round Reed Basket Weaving

In this Bundle Dye Intensive, students will make a 16” x 16” scarf and dye it with natural dyes through the ‘bundle’ method. Students will learn to machine sew a french seam, mordant fiber, compose raw dye material on fiber, and bundle dye.
Focus will be on learning technique and understanding bundle dying as a potential disruptive act – one rooted in the stain as a positive point of departure or slippage. This critical framework supports the history of natural dyeing and gives students freedom to experiment or embrace mistakes when working with something as potentially unpredictable as bundle dying.
Beyond technique, discussions will center around contemporary artists working with natural dying conceptually, how to forage natural dye material, and the material histories of the natural dyes used.

Special Notes

  • This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

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About the Instructor

Patrick Carter

Patrick Carter is a textile artist and elementary art teacher living in Richmond, Virginia. He teaches weaving and ArtVenture classes at Vis Arts, and his most recent projects include collaging with woven fabrics, machine tufting rugs, and making baskets. Patrick also teaches weaving at Virginia Commonwealth University.


You can find Patrick’s work on Instagram @patrickcarterart


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ONSITE: Round Reed Basket Weaving

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Class Details
May 25 - May 2610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $155.00
Member Tuition: $139.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Patrick Carter
Level: Beginner