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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


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
Choose your date: November 5 and 6, 2014 or November 7 and 8, 2014

We’re absolutely delighted to have Jo Campbell-Amsler from Monticello, Iowa offer another Willow Basket Workshop! Jo will be teaching the Willow Carry-All twice while in Kentucky; each class is a two-day workshop. Choose from Nov. 5 and 6 or Nov. 7 and 8. 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. 5 and 6, 2014 (two day class) OR 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

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

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
 
 
 

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