Deadline to Register: July 20, 2019
Class Dates: Friday August 16, 2019 and/or
Saturday August 17, 2019
Choose from five workshops with master black ash weaver Alice Ogden of Salisbury, New Hampshire. Spend time with a small group of fellow weavers working with fine black ash materials, hand harvested and prepared by Alice and her husband, Brad.
Choose from one-day or two-day basket workshops. The Gardener’s Pick Baskets are each one-day and are for students of all levels.
Skilled weavers may choose from the two-day workshops as well—either the intricate Sterling, the newly designed Autumn Weave or the favorite Acorn. You’ll appreciate Alice’s teaching style and her depth of knowledge. In addition you’ll enjoy working with her ash splints and her trademark hand-carved oak handles and rims. Alice’s baskets are especially prized by collectors for their traditional craftsmanship. You may have seen the feature article 'Why We're Swooning Over These Baskets from Alice Ogden' in the October 2018 Martha Stewart magazine! Congratulations, Alice!
Make your workshop choices and register today!
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity in Scottsville, Kentucky to work with Alice, weave on a mold, and create some treasures. We hope to see you in August! Call today to register 1-800-447-7008.*
Sterling (two-day workshop) Create an intricately woven lidded basket as you weave on a collapsible wooden form using finely prepared 1/32” ash weavers on day 1. Day 2 is spent finishing up with the decorative quatrefoil top (Alice will start the top for you). Designed for holding treasures, this basket is perfect for your jewelry and small precious collectibles. Velvet inserts are available in class and add a nice touch.
Size: 3” in height and 4” in diameter.
Two-Day Class Fee*: $430.00 August 16 and 17, 2019 -Alice will start the quatrefoil lid for you.
Autumn Weave (two-day workshop) A rugged new basket design using expertly prepared ash (1/8” weavers and 3/8” uprights), woven on a mold with the handcarved white oak handle running lengthwise. Perfect for many uses. Lashed on wooden runners may be added (additional cost of $45.00 is included in the fee below) and can be viewed on Alice's website under the rectangular basket tab.
Size: 8 ½” x 11 ½” x 11” (OH)
Two-Day Class Fee*: $440.00 without wooden runners - August 16 and 17, 2019
Two-Day Class Fee*: $485.00 with lashed on wooden runners - August 16 and 17, 2019
Acorn Basket (two-day workshop) Enjoy creating this beautiful Acorn Basket--the perfect challenge for skilled basket makers. It’s about 7” tall when 'topped'. You’ll use 3/8” and 1/4” black ash splints and weave with finely prepared 1/16” black ash weavers. Learn to make “spiders” and use a wooden form to help shape this basket—a one of a kind acorn for your basket collection. The first day is spent weaving the bottom and the second day is spent weaving the stem into the top that fits the bottom of the acorn. We’re excited that Alice is offering the Acorn Basket again this year!
Size: 4 ½ ”x 7” length
Two-Day Class Fee*: $410.00 - August 16 and 17, 2019
Gardener’s Pick (one-day workshops) Working with black ash is truly a remarkable experience! You’ll weave your basket on a wooden mold with 1/2” and 3/16” prepared black ash splint and attach beautiful hand carved white oak rims and handle. Alice has prepared the splints along with the rims and handles for all the Gardener’s Pick Baskets so they nest, one inside the other. For one-day workshops please let us know if you'll be attending August 16 or 17.
Note: The wooden mold is for use during the class and is returned to Alice at the end of class. Beginner to intermediate level.
If you have made baskets that are part of this set, bring those baskets with you to class in order to adjust the height and placement of rims for nesting.
1. 11.5” Gardener’s Pick Size: 11.5” x 4.5” x 4” Class Fee: $275.00
2. 13.5” Gardener’s Pick Size: 13.5” x 6” x 4” Class Fee: $285.00
3. 15” Gardener’s Pick (a very busy one-day class) Size: 15” x 7" x 4” Class Fee: $295.00
Sizes are approximate and do not include height of handle. Baskets 1., 2., and 3. are the three smaller baskets in the set of 5 baskets pictured.
One-Day Class Fee*: $275.00 - 11.5" Gardener’s Pick - you may attend either August 16 or 17, 2019
One-Day Class Fee*: $285.00 - 13.5" Gardener’s Pick - you may attend either August 16 or 17, 2019
One-Day Class Fee*: $295.00 - 15" Gardener’s Pick - you may attend either August 16 or 17, 2019 (a very busy one-day class)
Call 1-800-447-7008 or 270-237-4821
Deadline to Register: July 20, 2019
Class Location: GH Productions, Inc. • The Basket Maker’s Catalog • 521 E. Walnut St. • Scottsville, KY 42164
Class Time: 8:30 - 5:00 each day (Central Time)
To Register: 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.
*Class fee includes all materials, use of mold during class time, and instruction. The mold is for use during the class and is returned to Alice at the end of class. Class fee is non-refundable. Materials and mold will be shipped (shipping charges additional) to anyone who registers but is unable to attend. Mold must be returned by you to Alice.
Students please bring the following to Class: Your favorite tools along with scissors, awl, and water bucket.
Find out more about Alice on her website: aliceogden.com
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