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Intermediate Level
Flat Reed

Class Closed

Thursday, September 21 and 28
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Width:  10", Height:  9", Height with handle:  12"

Prerequisites: Comfortable with 3 rod wale, start stop weaving and shaping. Can apply a basic rim.

This lovely basic basket is made on a sharp-top D handle with flat and flat oval reed. Dyed round reed is woven using 3-rod wale, then used to embellish sides of basket. The rim has a fancy cane rim application; great to use on any of your future baskets. Butterflies are sewn onto the basket after completion.

supplied: All materials...handle, spokes, weavers, rim parts and butterflies.

Tools needed: Container for water, measuring tape, pencil, shears, side cutters, awl, hippo clamps or clothespins for rim.

All Levels

Class Closed

Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Length:  8", Width:  8", Height:  2"

Prerequisites: Working well with your hands, following on-camera and written directions, comfortable with video instruction and being on camera yourself

Do you love learning new crafts and weaving techniques? Have you always wanted to learn the age-old traditional handcraft of chair caning? Well, here’s your chance with this lovely little 8” square wooden starter board frame that can be used as a trivet for plants, etc., or hung on the wall as an art piece!

Students will learn the basic hole-to-hole hand chair caning techniques, my no-knot method of tying off ends, and how to “sew” on the final finishing binder cord, plus tons of tips and tricks of the trade and a little bit of chair caning history.

Materials supplied: Predrilled, unfinished 8" square wooden frame, weaving cane, binder cane, 6 caning pegs and instruction pattern. *You may paint or stain trivet frame, just make sure it's dry before class time.

Tools needed: Shallow bowl for soaking cane, scissors, awl or ice pick, spray bottle, towel, (and if you have one of the following, bring it to class to aide in the weaving process) *long blade weaving tool, *flat barbecue skewer or *small diameter knitting needle

Note for Students: It's best if you have two devices connected to the Zoom app for class. One should be turned on showing your face, (desktop, laptop or tablet) and a separate camera, such as a phone, to show your weaving project area. When entering with your work space phone, be sure to turn OFF the audio, otherwise there will be a loud echo. At the beginning of my class, I will also mention a few housekeeping measures so the class will go smoothly. Click on this class to see a picture of a simple way to set up your phone over your workspace.

All Levels/First Basket
Beginner Level
Flat Reed

New Date

Saturday, January 6, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Length:  14", Width:  10", Height: 4" plus Shaker tape handles

Prerequisites: It would be helpful to have woven with flat reed and have rimmed a basket but a beginner can make this.

Make a basket that you can use to hold a casserole or other food for the holidays. You will learn to make a plain weave base, weave up the sides using start-stop weaving, add Shaker tape handles and rim the basket. You will have a choice of colors for the stripe.

Materials supplied: Flat reed, dyed reed for the stripe, Shaker tape for the handles, flat oval reed for the rim, sea grass for rim filler, cable ties and a few clothes pins.

Tools needed: Pencil, sturdy scissors, measuring tape, container for soaking reed, clothes pins and a scraper for thinning rims

All Levels

Class Closed

Saturday, November 11, 2023
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Length:  7", Width:  7", Height: 7"

Prerequisites: None

This is a fun class where you will learn to embellish a pre-stained gourd with lines, drill holes for light to show through, twine between precut slits with hand-dyed Danish cord and finish the top with rows of coiling. Choice of color: Rust or Turquoise.

Materials supplied: Supplies provided include pre-cut and pre-stained gourd, slits will be cut for you, 2 sizes of hand-dyed Danish cord, brad point drill bits, weaving supplies, and step-by-step colored photo instructions. The light is not provided.

Tools needed: Pencil, cordless drill, scissors, awl, apron, personal light (optional), heat tool or hair dryer, Wet Ones, art gum eraser

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
Waxed Linen

Class Closed

Thursday, November 16, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Length:  6 1/2", Width:  5 3/4", Height:  5 1/2"

Prerequisites: Should have triple twining mastered.

Use this mold to form this adorable Beachy basket. Begin with a rectangular wooden base. Techniques learned are triple twining beginning with all natural and ending with all Spring space dyed. The center is triple twined with round reed and flat oval reed. The top is Ti-Twined using teal waxed linen. End the basket with an outside rim and filler using 3-ply soft roping. Embellish with this sand dollar charm and beads. Too cute!

Materials supplied: All natural and dyed reed, roping and embellishment.

Tools needed: Shears, needle nosed pliers, flat weave rite tool, packer, pointed awl, tapestry needle.

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed

Class Canceled

Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Diameter:  6 3/4", Height:  3 3/4"

Prerequisites: Experience with 2-2 Twining (4-Rod Wale)

This nautical design is woven in teal and whitewashed. Instructions are included with pattern. It begins with a round wooden base and flat oval spokes. Each section has teal 2-2 twining and a continuous twill in natural flat oval reed. Lace the rim with white waxed linen and use this rope for the filler and artsy embellishment. Adorn with the sea glass bead

Materials supplied:  All natural and dyed reed, roping and bead.

Tools needed: Shears, flat weave rite tool, packer, pliers, tapestry needle.

Advanced Level
Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 and Thursday, January 11, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Length:  11 1/2", Width:  9", Height:  6 1/2", Circumference:  46"

Prerequisites: Students should know how to do 3 Rod Wale on their own. The instructor will review step-ups for those who have forgotten.

Starting with a 5” x 8” wooden base, students will insert spokes according to a template given by the instructor. Students will do 3 rod wale around the base in natural and dyed round reed. A chain stitch in 2 colors of round reed adds interest. Part of the sides are done in French randing, using dyed flat oval and natural round reed. The upper section of the basket has an interesting weave, similar to the Japanese wave weave, that is not terribly hard and will be demonstrated. Rim has an optional overlay and standard lashing. Slower weavers may need to do homework between sessions or finish up on their own. A video will also be available after class.

Materials supplied: Wooden oval base - 5” x 8”, #1 & 2 RR in natural and dyed, 3/8” FF reed in natural, ¼” FO reed dyed, 3 mm FO natural, ½” FO natural, #2 seagrass, 11/64” FO natural.

Tools needed: Usual basket tools including packers, angle cutters, scissors, scrapers, cutting board, measuring tape, electrical ties, needle nose pliers, clips or clothespins, and any other tools the student may find helpful.

All Levels/First Basket
Beginner Level
Flat Reed

Saturday, February 3, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Large -  Diameter:  7", Height:  5"
Small -  Diameter:  5", Height:  4"

Prerequisites: This project is especially for beginners. You will learn to make a snack bowl and then we will repeat all the steps while making a second smaller snack bowl to give you extra practice at every step!

Weave two small baskets that nest! Start the first with a slotted 5" wooden basket, and weave the first bowl. Then we'll repeat the process with a smaller 4" wooden base. You will learn continuous weave, a bit about shaping, and creating a rim. Choice of color for the spokes.

Materials supplied: Wooden bases, spokes, weavers, rim , sea grass rim filler and waxed linen and needle for lashing the rim, cable ties and a few clothes pins.

Tools needed: Pencil, sturdy scissors, measuring tape, container for soaking reed, clothes pins, scraper for thinning the rims.

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM and
Friday, February 23, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Diameter:  6", Height:  5"

Prerequisites: For Lid some all round reed experience is helpful.

Learn techniques to achieve this adorable cathead shaped Bean Pot. You will learn lots of shaping tips and how to weave an inside lip to rest your woven lid. The body of basket is traditional start/stop weaving ending with a black rim laced with waxed linen in a V technique. On the lid you will weave with all round reed using black spokes that trim the natural weaving with a black braided border. Black cording is used to weave the handle knot. Mine is stained with Driftwood but also beautiful left natural.

Materials supplied: All natural and dyed reed to complete design along with beaded embellishment.

Tools needed: Spoke weight, shears, straight flat weave rite tool, packer, pointed awl, tape measure.