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Upcoming Basketry Workshops 2014-2015
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Dear Friends,

Check out the great weaving opportunities coming up in 2014 and 2015.

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 2014-2015


10” Melon-shaped Egg Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time
Class Fee per Student: $55.00/per student includes all materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.
Deadline to Register: October 30, 2014

Weaving Level: Beginner

Contact: Betsy Tracy
Phone: 270-524-2451
Email: betsy.tracy@uky.edu

Class Location: Hart County Extension Office
505 AA Whitman Lane Munfordville, KY 42765

10 inch diameter Melon Egg Basket
10" Diameter

The 10” Melon-shaped Egg Basket is easy-to-make and recommended for you if you have never made an egg basket. Its spherical shape makes this the simplest egg basket, and with the great materials and instructions, you can’t miss. Using oak hoops and reed materials you’ll learn the Kentucky-style ‘eye’ and rib construction. Join us for this fun workshop; lunch will be provided by the Hart County Extension Service.

Students should bring: Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I have 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.

Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A couple or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
Sharp carving knife or pocket knife A couple or so spring-type clothespins
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water Awl

Gardening Baskets
John C. Campbell Folk School

Date: Sunday, Jan 18 - Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
Subject: Basketry
Instructor: Beth Hester

Tuition: $594.00
Deposit: A deposit of $150.00 will be due upon checkout to hold your seat in this class.

For more information or to register please Contact John C. Campbell Folk School. Prior to registering, please read the General Information and Policies at the JCCFS web site.

Gardening baskets at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Explore simple and elegant designs using natural and dyed rattan, handcrafted leather straps, and white-oak handles to create beautiful, functional baskets for home and garden. Sturdy and generously-sized, these baskets are perfect for harvesting, storage, and more. Our emphasis will be on technique and shaping, which will build a strong foundation for future basket making. All levels welcome.

John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.


Summer Shoulder Bag
Basket Size: Base: 3” x 13” Height: 13”

Summer Shoulder Bag Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time
Class Fee per Student: $74.00 Museum Members and $83.00 Non-members. Fee includes: Materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.
Deadline to Register: January 23, 2015

Weaving Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Contact: Lynne Ferguson
Phone: 270-745-2594
Email: lynne.ferguson@wku.edu

Class Location: Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University

Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a fun day and make your own Summer Shoulder Bag! Woven of natural and dyed reed, this basket is perfect for hauling an extra load — be it books, papers, knitting or other handwork. And, you’ll find it just-right for your tablet or laptop! In addition to the colorful design, your basket is complimented by the beautiful handcrafted leather rim filler and matching strap. You’ll find lots of uses for this handy basket, and you’ll certainly enjoy carrying it everywhere you go!

Students should bring: I have 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.

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

10” Melon-shaped Egg Basket
Instructor: Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time
Class Fee per Student: $77.00/per student includes all materials, pattern, materials preparation, use of tools, and instruction fee.
Deadline to Register: February 11, 2015

Weaving Level: Beginner - Intermediate

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

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

10 inch diameter Melon Egg Basket
10" Diameter

Easy-to-make and recommended for you if you have never made an egg basket. You’ll learn the Kentucky-style ‘eye’ and rib construction. The spherical shape makes this the simplest egg basket, and with the great materials and Instructions, you can’t miss. Completed basket measures 10 inches in diameter. Recommended for beginner and intermediate weavers.

Students should bring: Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I have 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.

Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape A couple or so plastic twist ties or cable ties
Sharp carving knife or pocket knife A couple or so spring-type clothespins
An old towel and/or apron *Container to hold water (a gallon or so)
Spray bottle for water Awl

6 inch Nantucket Lightship Basket
6 inch Nantucket Lightship Basket with slotted handle

Annual Nantucket Weekend in Clare, Illinois
Sponored by Basketcases Unlimited
Instructor: Beth Hester, Scottsville, Kentucky

March 27-29, 2015 (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
Clare, Illinois
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
above).

Deadline to Register: January 16, 2015

Description: The 2015 Nantucket Weekend is sponsored by Basketcases Unlimited in Clare, Illinois. In this workshop you’ll enjoy creating an heirloom basket in the company of other weavers as you cut and taper cane staves, weave over a mold, carve your rims, lash, add the handle(s) and complete your basket.

If you’ve woven Nantuckets with us before* you know what a great experience awaits; if you’re a new student this year, welcome to the learning, fun, and fellowship. I must admit that I enjoy driving north in the early Spring to teach this workshop and to be warmed by hearty meals and good company.

Strong, beautiful and functional Nantucket 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 each day.

Students should bring: Students should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand. I will bring some extra tools, so no one needs to purchase supplies in order to attend.

Pencil Scissors or shears
Cloth measuring tape 12 - 18 spring-type clothespins
A coffee mug to hold water Dremel Tool or Small Drill (optional)
An old towel and/or apron Carving Knife or sharp pocket knife
Fine sandpaper Pliers (needlenose) Pony clamps (quantity 6) Awl

Class Options include:  
8” Spiral-weave Basket
10” Tray
4” Basket

 
 
 

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