NBG 2019 Traveling Basket Teacher

NBG 2019 Traveling Basket Teacher

The Northeast Basketmakers Guild and the Traveling  Basket Teacher Committee are happy to announce we have finalized the class schedule for the 2019 Travel Basket Teacher Project. 

Annetta Kraayeveld, from Wisconsin (www.prairiewoodbasketry.com) will be traveling to the Northeast Region to Teach at the NBG Gathering in April and the Stowe Basketry Festival in May.  We are thrilled that she will be kicking off this project and have arranged for 9 classes to be held in the days between and after these events.

We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and join us for one (or more) of the basket classes that have been scheduled. 

Each of the Hosts listed have agreed to hold the basket class in their facilities and we encourage you to reach out not only to the Host for class details, cost and hours, but also to log onto Annetta’s web site to see details of the baskets listed. 

HostEvent LocationContact TelephoneContact Email AddressClass DateBasket Project
Sharon DaviesWestfield, MA413-575-3233mrsdemail@me.comApril 30French Bread
Seagrass Storage
Nine Patch Paper
Mary Jo RushlowSuffield, CT860-668-2453Saltbox.crafters@cox.netMay 1
Journey
French Bread
Tina PearsallPort Jefferson Station, NY631-331-3587tinapea@optonline.net
May 3
May 4
May 5

Yesterday
French Bread
Oma’s Biscuit
Strata B
Marsha LeavittFlorence, MA413-320-3646Marsh3072@gmail.com
May 7

Seagrass Storage
Braided Muffin
Gallery at the VaultSpringfield, VT802-464-7111galleryvault@vermontel.net
May 9
Seagrass Storage
Braided Muffin
Stowe Basketry FestivalStowe, VThttps://www.roundhearth.com/10-stowe-basketry-festivalMay 11 – 17Aurora Borealis
Nine Patch
French Bread
Houndstooth Diagonal Twill
Peripheral
Murray Hill BasketsHill, NH978-621-9872murrayhillweaving@gmail.comMay 18
May 19

French Bread
Faded Dreams
Seagrass Storage
Strata B
Braided Muffin

The Baskets

April 30 in Westfield MA

French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
Seagrass Storage
Seagrass Storage
Nine Patch Paper Trays
Nine Patch Paper Trays

May 1 in Suffield CT

French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
Journeys
Journeys

May 3 – 5 in Port Jefferson Station NY

French Bread
French Bread
Omas Biscuit
Omas Biscuit
Strata B
Strata B

May 7 in Florence MA

Seagrass Storage
Seagrass Storage
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin

May 9 in Springfield VT

Seagrass Storage
Seagrass Storage
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin

May 11 – 17 in Stowe, NH

Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
Nine Patch Paper Trays
Nine Patch Paper Trays
French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
Houndstooth Diagonal Twill
Houndstooth Diagonal Twill
Peripheral
Peripheral

May 18 – 19 in Hill NH

French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
French Bread
Faded Dreams
Faded Dreams
Seagrass Storage
Seagrass Storage
Strata B
Strata B
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin
Braided Muffin


A little bit more about Annetta


-artist, teacher, basketweaver


Annetta’s home and studio are full of baskets: the collecting started when she was a child; the weaving, in 1994 when she found a book and begged a lesson. She is still obsessed with baskets and finds great satisfaction working with her hands, merging an age old art form with the contemporary world. Creating functional art pieces is her passion.

When not weaving, Annetta is teaching, which she enjoys as much as weaving. She has been teaching at basketry events and guilds across North America since 2000. Annetta has earned several awards, including Best of Nantucket and Viewer’s Choice at the 2013 AMB convention and Best of Mold Woven at the 2015 NCBA convention.

In 2015, Annetta started a weekly blog called the Basket Teacher; you can find it here. The Basket Teacher features articles about weaving techniques, tutorials, basket weaving events, book reviews, interviews and anything basket related that she stumbles upon.

Annetta has published stacks of patterns, many of them tiny black ash baskets. All of her patterns are available at the store on her website. Kits for her baskets can be found where ever she is teaching and, on occasion, on her website. If you are looking for a kit and don’t see it here, feel free to contact Annetta to see if she has a few in stock.

Besides baskets and writing about baskets, she loves the people she has met and the places she has visited through basketry. She would love to get to know you and your basket weaving friends. If you would like Annetta to teach at your basketry event, contact her here.

If you would like any additional information about this event please contact:
Camille Meade, Traveling Basket Teacher Chairperson
camillemeade@gmail.com