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Queer Nature Skillshare: Pine Needle Baskets & Cordage

Join us for the second of our series of skillshares for our LGBTQIA* community of all (a)genders! In collaboration with Women's Wilderness & Queer Nature, we received a small grant from the Open Door Fund to be able to offer community skillshares for the queer community. 

In the second skillshare, we will focus on the art of weaving. You will be introduced to the coil-method of basketry required for pine needle baskets, and you will also get to explore the process of making cordage (i.e. rope) from natural materials. We will take advantage of the themes of winter, engaging in an indoor nature-based craft that lends itself well to internal reflection and emotional processing. Creating baskets and cordage in these ancestral ways is a powerful experience for anyone, and crafting taps into our creativity and problem-solving capacities, offering both insight and a practical product!

These events are for LGBTQIA* people ages 16-99+ years old. We have a suggested donation $10-$35 to cover costs for materials. Registration works by putting down a $10 deposit to hold your space so we can purchase/prep materials and you have the option of donating an additional $0-$25 when you arrive to cover material/harvest and location fees. We will send an email with location information post-registration. If finances are detouring you from registering, please contact us at We are so excited to see y'all!

Due to the nature of wilderness skills, we are needing CONFIRMATION of your ATTENDANCE by January 1st to be able to have time to prep and gather materials. There is LIMITED SPACE! We're so looking forward to seeing y'all there!

***ALLIES:*** This event is for the LGBTQIA community only. We've got awesome Nature Awareness courses via Women's Wilderness you can check out that we offer!

Earlier Event: September 25
CMV Conference