Coiled Yarn Basket Workshops with Emily Latour

Beginner Coiled Yarn Baskets

Saturday, November 16, 2013 ~ 10 AM – 12 Noon ~ $20 + $1.60 tax

I am delighted that Emily Latour, retired Art Teacher, will be presenting a workshop on coiled yarn baskets.  It is a simple technique which allows you to create all kinds of vessels and decorative items.  The wrapping and building technique produces a very strong object that can be developed into a variety of shapes.

Materials needed:

  • Yarn – almost any weight and fiber yarn can be used.  The examples on the left and right are made with sock/fingering yarn or DK/Sport weight.  The center is made with a heavier worsted yarn.  All yarn used on one project must be the same weight.
  • Clothesline Rope, Sash Cord, Large Raffia (about 1/4″ in diameter) –  The clothesline rope MUST be either cloth or polyester – NOT PLASTIC.  Note:  Sash cord is bigger than clothesline and can be purchased in a hardware store.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Lovely, colorful yarns of all weights and fibers are available for purchase at the shop, as are yarn needles.  Clothesline is available at Walmart or Lowes.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants, so please register early!  Click here to register online - PLEASE WRITE “Beginner Yarn Bowl Workshop” in the comments section, call 593-3647, or visit the shop.


  1. Kathy says:

    This workshop was fun and fairly easy once you got going. I am enjoying the basket making and using up lots of yarn that has been just hanging around. Thank you, Emiy and Sue!

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