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RARE RIVER CANE GATHERING WORKSHOP —
Presented by Cherokee basketmaker Robin McBride Scott on June 24, 2007, 10:00am meeting at 14029 Gateway Drive, Edmond, OK 73013.

Email Peggy Brennan at pbweave@yahoo.comor for more information phone: 405 615 3702. Reserve your place as soon as possible by writing a check made out to Robin McBride Scott. Mail the check to Peggy Brennan, PO Box 5404, Edmond, OK 73083-5404.

This information is from Robin regarding the workshop:
Students will learn about identification, selecting and the processing of rivercane. I will bring fresh cane with me for the students to try their hand at processing the cane themselves. We are planning on visiting a canebrake so students can see first hand how to select the cane. I will cover the process of dyeing the cane, its many uses and the different styles of basketry and mat making. You will make a 8″x 9″ twill straight mat using commercial materials that will be bound with rivercane and hickory bark.

The cost per student will be $35.00 for Oklahoma Native American Basketweavers Association (ONABA) members and $50 for others. ONABA members will receive priority. You may join ONABA by downloading a membership form at www.onab.org (donations will be accepted for Robin as she priced this workshop very low). You can also read the online newsletter, Renewing Traditions, for more information about Robin.

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