2019 Spring Gathering Classes

2019 Spring Gathering Classes

Classes are held in the New England Ballroom and the Springfield Room

Class Schedule

Friday Workshops 12:00 – 2:00 pm 1 - 1.5 hours
Friday Classes 12 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 9 pm 8 hours
1 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 9 pm 7 hours
2 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 9 pm 6 hours
3:30 – 5:30 and 6:30 – 9 pm 4 hours
Saturday Classes 8 – 12 and 1- 3 pm 6 hours
8 - 12 and 1 - 5 pm 8 hours
Sunday Classes 8 – 12 pm 4 hours

Friday Class Times

12 Noon 2 PM 3:30 PM
FW-2 FR-7 FR-19
FW-4 FR-9
FW-5 FR-12
FR-13
FR-14
FR-16
FR-17
FR-18

Weaving Levels

Beginner Has little or no weaving experience with the materials being used for that project. If you are an intermediate reed weaver but have never worked with pine needles before then consider yourself a beginner for a pine needle class.
Intermediate Skilled at basic techniques with materials being used.
Advanced Has mastered all the basic skills and is ready to try new techniques, fibers, shaping and creative methods.

Tools to Bring

It is suggested that you bring your own weaving tools like scissors, awls, pencils, towel, water bucket, and measuring tape. Some teachers will have an additional tool list in the brochure class listing.

Find out about the 2019 NBG Spring Gathering teachers

Friday Mini-Workshops

3” H x 3” D
$12
All levels
2 hours

FW-4
Lynn Goldberg
Yogurt Basket

Materials: Natural and smoked reed

This little cup basket has a glass liner from Yoplait “Oui” French style yogurt. It is woven with natural and smoked reed. It is a quick weave and a great little gift item.

6” x 7.5” W and 3.5” H x 12” D
$32
All levels
1.5 hours

CLASS FULL
Dona Nazarenko
Birch Bowls

Materials: Birch, pine needles, waxed linen

You will make one bowl in class with material to make another bowl at home. You will learn how to cut, fold, and shape from a rigid sheet of birch bark. Then you add pine needles or a tree branch for rims with waxed linen lashing. This is a nice birch bark set to display.

Tools: Awl, small clips, and scissors

 A2 (4.25” x 5.5”)
$12
All levels
1.5 hours

FW-6
AnnMarie Bartlett-Pszybylski
Basket of Cheer Stamped Cards

Materials: Paper, variety of colors and designs

You will create two hand stamped basket themed cards. Using embossing folders, dies to cut out your images and other techniques you will learn to make your cards special. You will also create a magnetic bookmark with a basket image.

Approx 3″X 5″
$10
All levels
1.5 hours

FW-7
Anette Meier
Josephine Knot Barrette

A quick, easy and versatile weave that can be made into a barrette (as shown) or used as a scarf clasp. A pin back would turn this cute piece into a lapel accessory.

Friday Classes

4”L x 4” W x 1.5” H
$40
Advanced
6 hours (2 pm to 9 pm)

FR-7
Annetta Kraayeveld
Nine Patch

Materials:  Hand painted paper, waxed linen

Another painter Paper Tray, this one reminiscent of a classic quilt pattern, the Nine Patch. Using 1/8” wide paper strips in four colors, weave the nine patch with a diamond pattern or a 2/2 twill pattern. The tray sides continue the pattern. Pattern includes both twill options and teacher will provide a wide choice of paper, painted and precut.

Twill experience necessary.

Tools:  Students should bring a #26 tapestry needle, sharp scissors, several toothless alligator clips and a small bent tip packer.

12″ H, 10″ diameter
$52
All levels
7 hours

FR – 8
Dianne Stanton
Twill Paths

Materials: Hardwood base, flat oval reed, waxed linen

This elegant and useful basket will be an enjoyable weaving project for both beginners and intermediate weavers. It has a hardwood base into which students will insert rattan spokes. The mold, which insures a uniform shape for your basket, is a plastic wastebasket and will remain inside when you are finished weaving. Discussion will include dyeing techniques, creating a “zig-zag” and how to “work out the numbers” for continuously woven twill baskets. Based on the number of spokes of your individual basket, students will choose a twill pattern to weave on the side of their basket. The basket will be finished off with sturdy rims and lashing.

2″ H x 4.75″ H w. handle x 4.5″ D
$60
All
6 hours

CLASS FULL
Ruth Garcia
Mini Easter Basket

Materials: Natural cane; cherry base, rim and handle; reed staves; cane weavers and lasher; bone knobs

This basket is perfect for a beginner or one who would like to brush up on Nantucket basket weaving techniques. You will weave on a class mold beginning by inserting tapered cane staves into a cherry base. The basket can be woven in a traditional style or in a twill pattern. A cherry rim and handle with bone domes complete the basket.

6″ L x 6″ W x 6″ H
$65
Beginner
6 hours

FR-13
Jennifer Lee
Ash Bark Mokok with Applique

Materials: Ash bark pre-cut and folded, white pine bark, spruce roots,
and red willow

This native American-style basket is indigenous to the northeast woodlands. Its rectangular bottom and circular top will be sewn with spruce roots and rimmed with red willow. We’ll split roots, branch, and make various stitchings. The flower applique is white pine bark stitched with spruce root. There will be many choices of applique designs. All materials are wild harvested by teacher with every bark piece unique.

Tools: Awl, scissors, knife, pliers, and apron

16″ L x 9″ W x 6.5″ H with handle
$52
Intermediate
6 hours

FR-14
Dona Nazarenko
Country Carrier II

Materials: Assorted sizes of reed, hoop, seagrass, and wood runners

You will flare shape this graceful oval basket weaving with natural reed. Shaping and spacing tips will be shared. The handle is an oval hoop where you will choose a plain wrap or a braid. To protect the bottom, I’ll show you a fun way to add skids. This is a smaller version of my larger, popular “Country Carrier.”

8.5″ H x 14″ H with handle x 14″ D
$90
All
6 hours

Class Full
Billy Owens
Large Apple

Materials: White oak

The Large Apple is a perennial favorite traditional Ozark-style working basket. It is made from white oak trees I select, cut, and prepare by hand, using homemade tools my dad made and used. It has a woven oak working bottom and solid oak handle. I will share all things concerning making a white oak tree into a beautiful basket. It will be woven on a mold and everyone should finish in class.

Tools: Sharp scissors and water bucket

5″ H x 27″ D
$50
Advanced
6 hours

FR-17
Mary Jo Rushlow
Giant Shaker Cheese Basket

Materials: Natural flat and half round reed

A perfect basket for the basket maker who embraces the Shaker cheese challenge. I have a unique way of teaching the Shaker cheese technique that is readily understandable. This stunning large Shaker cheese basket makes a real statement hanging on a large open wall.

Scissors, tape measure, clothes pins, pencil, bone awl or flat head screwdriver

4.5″ L x 4.5″ W x 3.5″ H
$60
Intermediate
6 hours

CLASS FULL
Pam Talsky
Diagonal Cedar with 3-D rim (2)

Materials: Alaskan red cedar

Learn the joy of weaving with hand harvested and prepared red cedar from Thorne Bay, Alaska! With this basket you will learn diagonal plaiting and a unique three-dimensional border. Materials provided make two—you may finish both in class time or take a kit home to reinforce what you learned!

Spray bottle, copper micro clips, scissors, Weave Rite, needle nose pliers, towel

5.5” L x 2.5″ W x 3.5″ H
$20
All levels
4 hours

FR-19
Debra Rolfe
Rectangular Cache Basket

Materials: Rattan and daylily leaves

You will learn to make cordage from daylily leaves and then use the cordage as a weaving element in your basket. The variegated browns of the daylily cordage is pleasing to the eye in this simple basket. You will never throw your daylily leaves into your compost again!

Saturday/Sunday Classes

4.5″ H x 9″ H w. handle x 6″ D
$125
Intermediate
12 hours

CLASS FULL
Ruth Garcia
Little Bit Traditional

Materials: Cherry base, staves, rim and strip; cane weavers and lasher; bone knobs; ivory plugs

The basket is woven over a class mold that starts with a cherry base where I have inserted pre-tapered cherry staves. You will chase weave and focus on the center design, using round reed, 4-mm cane, a cherry strip, and fine cane. The basket is completed with a two-piece cherry rim, cherry handle, bone knobs, and ivory plugs. I have pre-finished the handle and base with polyurethane.

Saturday Classes

12″ L x 5″ W x 12″ H
$70
Beginner
6 hours

SA-1
Jennifer Lee
Ash Bark Bucket

Materials: Ash bark, spruce root, red willow, and hemp cord

This world-wide indigenous container is the original trailside harvesting bucket. Clean and prepare spruce roots for stitching, split a red willow branch to make an inner and outer rim. Braid a hemp cord strap to finish this strong and attractive day pack. I will wild harvest all materials except the hemp cord. Each bark is unique.

Tools: Knife, awl, scissors, pliers, and apron

6.5″ H x 5.5″ D
$90
Intermediate
8 hours

CLASS FULL
Ruth Garcia
Orchid Container

Materials: Cherry staves, base, rim, and cane weavers

You will use a ceramic pot for the mold that will remain in your finished container. The container begins with a cherry base where I have inserted cherry staves. Woven with cane, you will learn to weave three twills in your design. The container is finished with a one-piece cherry rim. Rim and base are pre-finished.

8″ L x 11″ W x 2.5″ H x 4″ H with handle
$62
Advanced
8 hours

SA-7
Annetta Kraayeveld
T Tray

Materials: Reed, Hamburg cane, waxed linen, and leather handles

A nice little tray that you will want to display when not using. This double wall basket features lattice work and a continuous twill weave. Consistency in tension and shaping will be emphasized in class. You will have several color choices. Basket will need to be completed on your own. All instructions will be provided.

Tools: Spoke weight, small packer, and #20 tapestry needle

7″ H x 11.45″ D
$66
Intermediate
8 hours

SA-8
Dona Nazarenko
Cover Up

Materials: Reed, hoop, seagrass, and lid with knob

This graceful reed basket has a weaving challenge of going outward then changing to a smooth inward shape in a short tight distance. Learn how to weave up exactly to fit the hoop which holds your beautiful lid.

10” L x 6” W x 13” H
$125
All
8 hours

SA-10
Billy Owens
Ozark White Oak Back Pack

Materials: White oak and leather

The Ozark White Oak Back Pack is the newest and most popular basket I teach. It is made from white oak trees I select, cut, and prepare by hand, using homemade tools my dad made and used. It has a woven oak herringbone bottom, double lashed and is finished with a beautiful leather harness. It will be woven on a mold and everyone should finish in class. I will share all things concerning making a white oak tree into a beautiful basket.

6″ H X 5″ D (SA-11-a) or
9″ L x 3″ W x 6″ H (SA-11-b)
$40
Intermediate
8 hours

Class Full
Debra Rolfe and Mary Fischer
Twill Me with 5″ round base

Wooden base—5” round, rattan

In this class you will weave a unique basket of your very own creation! The design will be your own and the shape will be your own. You will learn the mathematics of creating a basic twill pattern and then weaving that pattern into a basket on either a 5” round or 2” x 9” oval wooden base. This class will focus on the process, empowering you to be creative and explore how changing one or two elements in the set up and weaving pattern of a basket dramatically alters it. There will be natural spokes and weavers available, as well as two additional complementary colors.

Class Full
Debra Rolfe and Mary Fischer
Twill Me with 2″ x 9″ oval base

Wooden base—2” x 9” oval, rattan
See description above.

10″ L x 4″ W x 9.5″ H x 21″ H with handle
$50
Intermediate
8 hours

SA-12
Mary Jo Rushlow
Seagrass Tote

Materials: Natural flat and flat oval reed, seagrass, and Shaker tape

The Seagrass Tote Basket is a reproduction of an antique native American basket. The sides of the basket have great textural interest. Varied sizes of flat oval weavers and seagrass techniques create the textural interest. Shake tape handles complete this functional yet interesting basket.

Scissors, tape measure, clothes pins, pencil, bone awl or flat head screwdriver

8″ – 10″
$52
All
8 hours

SA-13
Dianne Stanton
Sculptural Ribbed Basket for table or wall

Materials: Rhododendron branch, with choice of yellow cedar bark, flexible honeysuckle vines, elm bark, and seagrass

This 8-10” ribbed basket is woven with many gathered natural materials. Your frame, made from a piece of rhododendron branch, will be drilled and outfitted with the beginning ribs. You will choose from yellow cedar bark, flexible honeysuckle vines, elm bark, and seagrass for bands of weavers. you will weave from each side and eventually meet in the middle to complete your basket. Gathering and preparation of materials will be discussed. Depending on shape, your finished basket can be hung on a wall or be the center of attention on a table!

4″ H x up to 8″ D
$75
All
8 hours

Class Full
Pam Talsky
Branching Out

Materials: Pine needles, cabochon stones, and waxed linen

Make your own one-of-a-kind pine needle work of art! Many cabochon stones/colors to pick from for the start. You will learn to coil with waxed linen, keeping the stitches neat and defined. Learn wrapping, adding beads, branching out, and adding a fagot lace stitch to open areas. Learn to transition and change colors of waxed linen. Several samples will be on hand to inspire you! FUN! No two will look the same.

Sunday Classes

3.5″ H x 2.75″ D
$38
Intermediate
4 hours

Class Full
Annetta Kraayeveld
Oui!

Materials: Hamburg cane, reed, ash base

This is an upcycling project! Learn this beautiful Japanese wave weave on a little jar saved from the recycle bin. Basket is finished with a folded rim. Class kits include the jar, a prefinished ash base, and a new plastic lid for your basket. Several color choices will be available.

Tools: Small bent tip packer, diagonal cutters,needle nose pliers

4.5″ H x approximately 8″ D
$39
Intermediate
4 hours

SU-4
Dona Nazarenko
Birch Eye Glass/Pencil Holder

Materials: Assorted sizes of birch bark, wooden base, pine needles, and waxed linen

The colors of the woven birch will be your design as you attach it to a wooden base. You will embellish with pine needles and choose your stitching pattern where you will use waxed linen.

Tools: Tapestry needle and sharp pointed awl

9.5” L x 9.5” W x 1.5” H
$40
Intermediate
4 hours

SU-4-B
Dona Nazarenko
Petite Tray of X’s

Materials:  Reed, natural and colored, leather handles, waxed linen

You can make this petite version of my larger size “Tray of X’s.”  Using various sizes of natural and dyed reed this square tray is accented making x’s as you weave.  The sides have a graceful flare up to the rim which is lashed with waxed linen and includes leather handles. Tips on shaping and pattern repeats will be discussed.

Tools:  Tapestry needle and awl

15″ L x 4″ W x 3.5″ H
$50
All
4 hours

CLASS FULL
Billy Owens
French Bread

Materials: White oak

The French Bread is one of the newest baskets I teach. It is made from white oak trees I select, cut, and prepare by hand using homemade tools my dad made and used. It has a woven oak rectangular herringbone bottom and oval top. The basket will be woven on a mold and everyone should finish it in class. I will share all things concerning making a white oak tree into a beautiful basket.

Tools: Sharp scissors and water bucket

3.5” L x 1.75” W x 3.25” H x5.5” H with handle
$25
All
4 hours

SU-7
Mary Jo Rushlow
May Day Basket (2)

Materials: Natural flats and flat oval reed and Shaker Tape

This sweet little basket is designed to hang on a doorknob so that you can surprise a special friend on May Day with a basket of flowers. You will make one basket in class and go home with a kit to make another to keep. The graceful shape of the basket is achieved with freeform shaping. The basket is flat in the back to hug the door/wall and potbellied in the front. The ends of the Shaker tape are sewn for strength.

Tools: Scissors, tape measure, clothes pins, pencil, bone awl or flat head screwdriver

5.5” L x 4” W x 2.5” H
$48
All
4 hours

SU-8
Dianne Stanton
Back Pack Treasure Basket

Materials: Black ash, cedar bark, elm bark, leather straps, and metal buckle

You can almost smell the balsam when you weave this basket! This miniature Adirondack back pack is woven with black ash spokes and cedar bark weavers. You will learn how to cut spokes to help produce the traditional shape. Your basket is completed with a black ash handle and lashing, elm bark rims, and pre-made leather straps with a metal buckle.

1/2” – 5/8” W
$35
All/beginner
4 hours

SU-9
Pam Talsky
Alaskan Cedar Bangles (2)

Materials: Yellow cedar

Learn the joy of weaving with hand harvested and prepared Alaskan yellow cedar from Thorne Bay, Alaska! Everyone will finish one in class. Materials provided make two—some may finish both in class time, or take a kit home to reinforce what you have learned.

Tools: Spray bottle, a clothes pin, scissors, Weave Rite, needle nose pliers, towel

6” L x 6” W x 6” H
$25
All Levels
4 hours

SU-10
Anette Meier
Boutique Tissue Basket with Lupines

Materials:  Reed, natural and colored

You will weave a cute little basket for your boutique tissue box with lupines on the front. Technique to add color without it bleeding onto your basket will taught. Lupines will be a solid color.

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