2022 Fall Zoom Classes

Fall Basketweaving Classes

Choose from eight online basketweaving classes

Take a basketweaving class on Zoom.  You will be mailed a kit in advance, then you will join us on Zoom to learn to make your own special basket.  Your teacher will show the weaving techniques that are used (some people have mentioned that it was actually easier to see the demonstration on Zoom than in person).  She will answer all of your questions and give you suggestions to make your basket even better.  And you’ll be able to spend time with other basket weavers.  Online classes are really fun!

The kits will be sent directly to you by the teacher.  Information needed to join the Zoom meetings will be emailed to you 48 hours before the first meeting of the class.

Registrations for each class end two weeks before the class to allow time for kits to be sent.

Payment can be made through Paypal (including with your credit card)

or you can send a check made out to “NBG” to
Kimberley Harding
20 Pamela Rd
Portland, ME 04103.

2022 Fall Zoom Classes

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Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$36.00


January 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Choose this only if you already have the kit.  The cost of this is the teaching fee.

Length:  11", Width:  9 12", Height with Handle: 13 1/2"

This classy, practical basket with “Bling” embellishment (included) begins with a handle inserted into a corner round wooden base. Learn this diamond design using start/stop rows, how to lace a round reed rim filler using waxed linen above the rim and this fun wrapped handle design. Color choices are teal or black with matching “Bling” embellishment.

Materials supplied: All natural and colored reed, handle, base and waxed linen embellishment

Tools needed: Cloth tape measure, pencil, scissors, packer and straight tool.

 

All Levels
Round Reed
$58.00


Class is Full

October 20, 2022
12:15 PM -5:30 PM

Diameter: 13 1/2", Height: 1 1/2"

Prerequisites: None

In this workshop students will weave a medium reed basket in a traditional Polish tatza basket pattern. Usually made from willow, we will be using hand-dyed reed in a small diameter for a lovely basket suitable for display and use with bread. The teacher will contact students for their preferred dominant color and  accent color.

Materials supplied: Pattern, dyed round reed

Tools needed:  Basket shears (or very strong scissors), 2 expired membership or gift cards or similar stiff plastic, 6 spring clamps or clothes pins, pen

It is helpful for students to have a mobile phone in addition to a computer or tablet for the class, so they can show the teacher their work

 

All Levels/First Basket
Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$61.00


October 29, 2022
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Diameter: 7" or wider, Height: 5"

Prerequisites: None

This basket is woven on a slotted wooden base using a two-two twill weave and a lashed rim. The twill makes an attractive pattern on the sides, or you can bring up the sides more gradually for a wider basket. There will be a choice of several colors for the weavers - blue, green, orange or all natural.

Materials supplied: Wooden base, reed, sea grass rim filler, waxed linen lasher and cable ties

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

 

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$70.00


This class is closed

September 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

Prerequisites: Students should have previously worked with all round reed for spokes and weavers.

This adorable basket begins with an oval base and is all smoked, black and orange reed. You will twine, triple twine & ti-twine with orange wire in the center. End with an orange waxed linen laced rim. Learn to design 3 acorns using all round reed. Top with a pinecone cap and embellish with leather. In class you will complete basket and 1 acorn

Materials supplied: All natural and dyed reed, base, waxed linen, orange wire and leather strips.

Tools needed: Cloth tape measure, pencil, small packer and small straight tool, pointed awl.

 

All Levels
Gourd
Waxed Linen
$76.00


January 28 and 29, 2023
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Diameter: 2 1/2" - 3", Height: 2 1/2"- 3"

Prerequisites: None

Learn to twine on a mini gourd using 7 ply waxed linen thread. Using several color combinations and beads you can create a design with a sweet ruffle edge on a mini gourd.

Materials supplied: Mini prepared gourd, thread, drill bit, stylus, Tiger Tape, and step by step color photo instructions.

Tools needed: Scissors, curved embroidery scissors, tape measure, sharp awl, drill

 

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$78.00


November 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Length: 12",Width:  5 1/2", Height with Handle: 14"

This timeless Wine/2-liter pop carrier is accented with thin chair caning. The majority of the basket is S/S weaving with a woven divider down the center to keep the bottles from touching. Learn this Infinity cross over center design overlaying the purple and hunter reed, the caned cross over handle and caned rim with godseyes at each handle.

Materials supplied: All natural and dyed reed and handle.

Tools needed: Spoke weight, cloth tape measure, pencil, scissors, packer and straight tool.

 

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$94.00


November 28 and 30, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Width:  7", Height: 6"

Prerequisites: Students should know 3 rod wale and how to rim a basket

Welcome the holiday season with this cute little basket. Students will begin with a stained wood base, insert spokes, and weave the basket base and sides in a simple twill pattern. After a few rows of three-rod wale, pieces of red reed are inserted with jingle bells attached. The rim is applied which includes a green rim filler and red rims. Lashing is done with waxed linen. A keepsake for many years to come.

Materials supplied: All materials, including a detailed pattern for rim and embellishment.

Tools needed: Awl, shears, water container, clips for rim, knife to scarf rim

 

All Levels
Gourd
Waxed Linen
$110.00


September 29 and 30, 2022
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Diameter: 6", Height: 7"

Prerequisites: None

Learn to create a design on a gourd from the bottom to top using a sewing technique called couching combined with coiling, a basket weaving technique. Embellish with glass blown beads.

Materials supplied: Drill bit, needle, tiger tape, ready-to-weave gourd, waxed linen cord, hand-dyed cord, beads and step by step color photo instructions.

Tools needed: drill (cordless or electric), sharp awl, scissors, tape measure, #2 pencil

 

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$110.00


January 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Length:  11", Width:  9 12", Height with Handle: 13 1/2"

This classy, practical basket with “Bling” embellishment (included) begins with a handle inserted into a corner round wooden base. Learn this diamond design using start/stop rows, how to lace a round reed rim filler using waxed linen above the rim and this fun wrapped handle design. Color choices are teal or black with matching “Bling” embellishment.

Materials supplied: All natural and colored reed, handle, base and waxed linen embellishment

Tools needed: Cloth tape measure, pencil, scissors, packer and straight tool.