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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


Nantucket Lightship Basket Class

Nantucket Lightship Basket Weekend in Clare, Illinois • Sponsored by Basketcases
CLASS FULL

Dates & Times: April 11-13, 2014 (Class begins Fri. evening)
Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To Register Contact: Carolyn McQuillan, Basketcases
Phone: 815-393-3414
Email: basketcasesunlimited@t6b.com

Please call Carolyn to discuss options in basket size and handle treatment. If this is your first Nantucket Basket Class we recommend you make the 6” Round Basket with Brass Ears and Slotted Handle (pictured to the left).

Deadline to Register: February 7, 2014

Description: Strong, beautiful and functional Nantucket Lightship Baskets are indeed heirlooms to treasure. Each basket is woven over a mold, on a lovely cherry base, using cane staves and weavers. Students will learn basic traditional Nantucket Basket making techniques including carving staves, weaving, drilling, rim pinning and lashing. Class fee includes use of molds during class. If working on a nesting set, bring the baskets in your set, completed in prior years, to class every day*.

Supplies:

Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A dozen or so spring-type clothespins
A coffee mug to hold water Dremel Tool or Small Drill (optional)
An old towel and/or apron Carving Knife or pocket knife
Small Basketry Packing Tool Sandpaper, fine & medium grit
*Students from prior years see note above  

Mule Skinner Basket Class
Basket Size: Base: 7 inches x 11 inches; height: 14 inches

Class: Mule Skinner Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, The Basket Maker’s Catalog
Designers: Beth Hester and Lynne Ferguson

Level: Intermediate
Date & Time: April 30, 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: April 16, 2014
Materials Fee per Student: $80.00/per student includes teaching fee and all materials.

Description: A full 14 inches tall, this beautiful basket brings to life the ‘days on the trail’ of the pioneers. With the adjustable leather mule bridle, made in Allen County, Kentucky, carrying your favorite gear is easy and comfortable. Hang it on your wagon or put it to work for your lifestyle today. It’s a great intermediate- level project featuring shadow weave with natural and dyed reed, a filled bottom, the beautiful bridle handle, and a double lashed rim. Thanks to Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson, Artist in Residence, Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University for her inspiration in developing this pattern.

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

Mail Basket with Side Handles
Size: 12” long x 8” high

Mail Basket with Side Handles
Instructor:
Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Level: Beginner
Date: May 14, 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: May 1
Class Fee per Student: $60.00 Fee includes materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.
Web Site: Our Serenity Shop

Create this unique Mail Basket for hanging on a wall or post--it’s great for your tablet or for holding letters and other paperwork. It would make a neat bicycle basket as well! A pair of small ash side handles are attached to the basket as you lash the rim. First quality natural and dyed reed materials and the easy pattern make this a perfect basket for beginners. If you haven’t attended a class at Our Serenity Shop in Springfield, you are in for a treat; it’s a wonderful space full of great energy and lots of good-for-you products. Sign up today and join the fun!

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  

Knepler Wedding Basket
Basket size: 7” square base, 9” height, 10” diameter

Class: Knepler Wedding Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, The Basket Maker’s Catalog

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Date & Time: June 18, 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: June 4, 2014
Materials Fee per Student: $47.00/per student includes teaching fee and all materials.

Description: You’ll be amazed as you weave this striking basket using smoked and dyed (or natural) reed to create pattern. It’s truly a wonderful exercise in twill weave and prior twill experience is helpful. Woven completely with 1/4” wide reed, the pattern is based on a Cherokee design. Smoked Reed rims and rim filler are lashed with 4-ply waxed linen thread. When registering for the class, students are asked to choose from the following colors to create the contrasting pattern: Natural, Cherry, Blue, Dark Brown. Please give your color choice when registering.

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 regular clothespins Carving knife or pocket knife
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water Tapestry Needle
Mini Spring Clamps or Tiny (1”) Clothespins  

Kentucky Berry Basket
Size: 8” diameter

Kentucky Berry Basket
Instructor:
Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Level: Beginner
Date: July 9, 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: June 25
Class Fee per Student: $61.00 Includes materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.

The Kentucky Berry Basket is a sweet plain-weave basket with a beautiful handcrafted White Oak Swing Handle. The basket’s diameter is 8 inches; height about 7.5 inches. Using first quality natural reed materials students will focus on learning basic weaving, shaping and rimming techniques. This class is lots of fun and it’s perfect for beginners. Call today to register!

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  

Alice and Kitty
Alice with Kitty

Alice splitting the billet
Alice splitting a billet of Black Ash

Black Ash Basketry with Alice Ogden
July 25 and 26, 2014 • The Basket Maker’s Catalog

Join Alice Ogden of Salisbury, New Hampshire for 2 days of basket making right here in Kentucky. Learn the tradition of weaving baskets with black ash from a master weaver.

With over 30 years of basket making experience, Alice is an incredible teacher and expert basket maker. Alice’s work was recently featured in the Smithsonian Exhibit “A Measure of The Earth, The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets”. Her husband Brad supplies her the black ash and white oak trees that she prepares and refines into materials for her baskets and classes.

Sign up for Lily Lou or Double Take - or join us for both days of weaving and fun. Don’ t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with Alice, experience black ash, and weave some treasures.

Call us today to register: 1-800-447-7008.
Deadline to Register: June 20, 2014.
Find out more about Alice at www.aliceogden.com.

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.

Students please bring the following to Class: Your favorite tools along with scissors, awl, and water bucket.

Lily Lou Black Ash Basket
Size: 8” x 11” x 5” not including the handle

Lily Lou

Class Date Friday: July 25, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lily Lou Class Fee: $200.00 Class fee is non-refundable.*
Registration: Call 1-800-447-7008 or 270-237-4821

Location: GH Productions, Inc. The Basket Maker’s Catalog
521 E. Walnut St. • Scottsville, KY 42164
Deadline to Register: June 20, 2014.

Large enough to be useful in the house or for the garden, you’ll make this practical basket from finely prepared 3/8” black ash base splints and 3/32” ash weavers. A heavy hand whittled white oak handle ensures it will never break. Enjoy working with ash as you learn chase weave, handle attachment and using a mold. Note: The wooden mold is for use during the class and is returned to Alice at the end of class. Beginner to intermediate level. Size: 8” x 11” x 5” not including the handle. Call today to register and join us for a wonderful day of weaving.
Double Take black ash baskets
Size: 4” x 2 1/2” x 2” high (not including the handle)

Double Take

Class Date Saturday: July 26, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Double Take Class Fee: $190.00 Class fee is non-refundable.*
Registration: Call 1-800-447-7008 or 270-237-4821

Location: GH Productions, Inc. • The Basket Maker’s Catalog
521 E. Walnut St. • Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
Deadline to Register: June 20, 2014.

Working with black ash is truly a remarkable experience. You’ll weave your base with 1/4” wide splint, chase weave the sides and complete your basket with beautiful white oak rims and handle. Alice has made ash splints and hand carved the rims and handles for both baskets (notice the handle styles are different). You’ll make one basket in the workshop and take home the form and materials to make a second basket at your leisure! Class fee includes materials and form for both baskets. Size: 4” x 2 1/2” x 2” high (not including the handle). This is a perfect basket for beginner as well as intermediate weavers.

*Class fee is non-refundable. Materials and pattern will be shipped (shipping charges additional) to anyone who registers but is unable to attend. If we ship the mold for the Lily Lou, it must be returned by you to Alice.


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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