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Upcoming Basketry Workshops 2014
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Dear Friends,

Check out the great weaving opportunities coming up in 2014.

We hope the dates are open on your calendar and that you will join us for some creative and fun weaving workshops

Registration and Locations: Listed with each class description below you'll find information about how to register and the location of that class. Class sizes are limited so register early, bring a friend and come join us.

All times are Central unless otherwise stated.

If you need more information please Contact Us or call Toll Free 1-800-447-7008.

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Basket Classes  2014

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Upcoming Classes 2014


Grandma Tote Basket Class
Basket Size: 14” x 7” x 13” high

Class: Grandma Tote Basket, pattern by Annetta Kraayeveld
Instructor: Beth Hester, The Basket Maker’s Catalog

Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Date & Time: August 14, 2014 • 9:00 - 4:30

Class Location: Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library
1530 South Green St. Glasgow, KY 42141

To Register Contact: Amy Tollison at the Library
Phone: 270-651-2824
Email: atollison@weldonpubliclibrary.org

Deadline to Register: July 31, 2014
Materials Fee per Student: $64.00/per student includes teaching fee and all materials.

Description: A Great project, the Grandma Tote Basket begins with a plain-weave filled base and independent rows for the sides. Students will learn to shape the top of the basket, add bushel handles and braid the rim (rim is braided with #3 round reed). If you’re a confident beginner or an intermediate level weaver you’ll enjoy the challenge of constructing the Grandma Tote. Class includes great instructions, first quality reed material, ash handles and a variety of colors of dyed reed. Author Annetta Kraayeveld describes her creation: “I have been carrying this Grandma tote around for several years. It easily holds my planner, a small purse and sundry other items needed for the day.” Call today to register!

Please bring the following if you have the supplies on hand. I will bring some extra tools. *I do not have extra containers for water.

Basketry Packing Tool Bone Folder
Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A dozen or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
A dozen or so spring-type clothespins Carving knife or pocket knife
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water Needlenose Pliers
Sandpaper  

Apple Basket with Swing Handle
Size: 12” diameter

Apple Basket with Swing Handle
Instructor:
Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Class Location: Our Serenity Shop - 102 6th Ave. West, Springfield TN 37172

To Register Contact: Mary Hester at Our Serenity Shop
Phone: 615-380-8425
Email: ourserenityshop@gmail.com

Deadline to Register: August 20
Class Fee per Student: $70.00 Fee includes materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.

Enjoy this basket year round, especially at harvest time, and learn the basics of Double Bottom Spoke Construction. Focusing on continuous weave and hand-shaping you’ll create your basket with first quality natural reed material and top it off with a beautiful handcrafted White Oak Swing Handle. Learn to fit rims to your basket and carve them using a hand-plane. Completed basket measures 12 inches in diameter. Recommended for beginner and intermediate weavers.

Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I will bring some extra tools, so no one needs to go out and purchase any supplies in order to attend. *I do not have extra containers for water.

Basketry Packing Tool Bone Folder
Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A dozen or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
A dozen or so spring-type clothespins Carving knife or pocket knife
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water  

Swing Your Partner Basket Class
Basket Size: Basket size: 13” x 9.5” x 9”

Class: Swing Your Partner Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, The Basket Maker’s Catalog

Level: Intermediate
Date & Time: October 16, 2014 • 8:30 - 4:30

Class Location: Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library
1530 South Green St. Glasgow, KY 42141

To Register Contact: Amy Tollison at the Library
Phone: 270-651-2824
Email: atollison@weldonpubliclibrary.org

Deadline to Register: Oct. 2, 2014
Materials Fee per Student: $78.00/per student includes teaching fee and all materials.

Description: A generously sized wooden base basket featuring two Oak Swing Handles and Cherokee-style decorative wheels. Smoked and natural reed combine to make a basket you’ll fall in love with! This basket may quickly become your new favorite. This basket is a bit of a challenge; we’ll address shaping and getting rims and handles to a perfect fit.

Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I will bring some extra tools. *I do not have extra containers for water.

Basketry Packing Tool Bone Folder
Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A dozen or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
A dozen or so spring-type clothespins Carving knife or pocket knife
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water Needlenose Pliers


Size: 10” x 13” x 15” high, including the handle

Melissa Basket
Instructor:
Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Class Location: Our Serenity Shop - 102 6th Ave. West, Springfield TN 37172

To Register Contact: Mary Hester at Our Serenity Shop
Phone: 615-380-8425
Email: ourserenityshop@gmail.com

Deadline to Register: October 9
Class Fee per Student: $73.00 Fee includes materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.

Weave a beautiful handmade basket with filled base, stop-start rows on the sides, wooden handle and lashed rims. Easy-to-make and recommended for beginner to intermediate weavers this basket is woven of natural reed with dyed reed for the accent rows. Basket is generously sized at 10 inches x 13 inches x 15 inches high (including handle). Register today and join us at Our Serenity Shop in Springfield, Tennessee, it’s a wonderfully warm and inviting space where you’ll enjoy spending time.

Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I will bring some extra tools, so no one needs to go out and purchase any supplies in order to attend. *I do not have extra containers for water.

Basketry Packing Tool Bone Folder
Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A dozen or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
A dozen or so spring-type clothespins Carving knife or pocket knife
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water  

Basket Weaving with Jo Campbell-Amsler
November 7 and 8, 2014

We’re absolutely delighted to have Jo Campbell-Amsler from Monticello, Iowa offer another Willow Basket Workshop! Jo’s background in horticulture and design led her to a career in Willow Rib-Style Basketry. She has specialized in willow since 1981, teaching and sharing her knowledge throughout the United States for a variety of schools and guilds as well as hosting Basketry Tours to Scotland and Ireland. Creating this Willow Carry-All offers the opportunity to explore the feel, the fragrance and the colors of willow. As Jo says on her web site, willowridgebaskets.com, Welcome to the world of willow!

Willow Carry All Basket
Size: 15” length x 12” width x 10” height.

Willow Carry-All - Rib Style
Instructor: Jo Campbell-Amsler

Class Level: Intermediate (some weaving experience)
Class Dates: Nov. 7 and 8, 2014 (two day class)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Location: GH Productions, Inc.
The Basket Maker’s Catalog
521 E. Walnut St.
Scottsville, Kentucky 42164

Willow Carry All with open lid
Willow Carry-All with Open Lid

Class Fee: $200.00

To Register: Call today 1-800-447-7008 or 270-237-4821 to sign up for Jo’s Willow Carry-All Class. Payment is due at time of registration; we gladly accept your personal check as well as American Express, Discover Card, VISA, and MasterCard. Your payment will not be processed until the day of the class. Materials and Handout, containing an outline and technique, will be shipped (shipping charges additional) to anyone who registers but is unable to attend. Class fee is non-refundable.

Deadline to Register: September 26, 2014

This basket is a traditional willow melon-shaped basket with a one-piece lid that slips on and off over the handle. The lid construction makes this basket very versatile— you can decide lid or no lid depending on the use for the day. Some of the willow techniques to be learned and used in this basket include shaving, scalloming, double rim, and shaping. Cording and combining beads will finish off the closure for the basket. Size: 15” length x 12” width x 10” height.

Students please bring the following to Class:

Basket Scissors Small Pruners
Sharp Knife Large Awl
1 foot square leather or denim scrap (old jean leg works well) Spray Bottle
Work Apron (optional) Old bed sheet or 2 old beach towels
 
 
 

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