2022 Spring Gathering Classes Virtual

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Class Schedule

Weaving Levels

First Basket Weaver has never woven a basket before.
Beginner Weaver has little or no experience with the materials being used for that project. For instance, 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 Weaver is skilled at basic techniques with the materials being used.
Advanced Weaver has mastered all of the basic skills and is ready to try new techniques, fibers, shaping, and creative methods.

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Friday
All Levels
Gourd
Waxed Linen
$0.00


THIS CLASS IS FULL

Friday April 29, 2022
10:00 - 12:00 AND 1:30 - 5:30

Diameter:  5" to 6", Height:  6" to 7"

Prerequisites:  None

Learn to weave a Tenerife design, a fun easy needle lace weaving technique, on a gourd. You will be provided with a prepared gourd. You will have several colors of gourd to choose from and three colors of thread that complement the gourd color. Follow the instructions or create your own design using waxed linen thread.

Materials Supplied:  Prepared gourd, three colors of waxed linen thread, needle, drill bit, Tiger Tape, step by step-colored instructions, Glass button, beads

Tools Needed:  Drill, awl, scissors

Saturday
First Basket/Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$44.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
1:30 - 5:30

Length:  7" Width: 5", Height: 4"

This sweet little basket can hold a variety of items in your household.  Weave a base and sides in plain weave, twine a row before adding three rows of French randing in a choice of colors and add a rim.

Materials supplied: Reed, seagrass, dyed reed

Tools needed:  Bucket, sturdy scissors, flathead screwdriver or packing tool, measuring tape

Sunday
Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$48.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
9:00 - 11:00

Length: 10", Width: 13", Height: 8"

Learn the technique of Porch Weave on a stool and learn tips on weaving a porch rocker.

Materials supplied:  Stool, 7mm flat oval reed, waxed linen

Tools needed:  Clippers or scissors, butter knife or basket tool

Sunday
Intermediate Level
Round Reed
$51.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
1:30 - 5:30

Width: 10", Height: 5"

Prerequisites:  Students should know how to twine. 

This handy bowl may be woven in several ways, so participants will have the opportunity to choose their design, and instructions are given for all options.  The rim is finished with a braid, also with two options.  Learn how to start a tight base that expands and how do open work twining. 

Materials supplied:  #4 round reed with pre-cut spokes in kit.

Tools needed:  Basket scissors, angle cutters, awl, and sturdy packing tool

Saturday
Sunday
Advanced Beginner Level
Waxed Linen
$55.00


Saturday April 30, 2022
1:30 - 4:45
AND
Sunday May 1, 2022
1:30 - 4:45

Diameter:  About 1"

Prerequisites:  Ability to work small - 2 and 4 ply waxed linen thread. At least some twining experience.

Make a pair of earrings of waxed linen thread using twining and reverse twining techniques. Materials supplied will include enough for 2 pairs of earrings. Make a simple pattern, or learn a complex one, they all look great! Each pair of earrings will vary depending on the patterns chosen by each student.

Materials Supplied:  2 and 4 ply waxed linen thread, jump rings, ear wires, beading foundation, glue

Tools Needed:  Sharp scissors (embroidery or similar), tweezers can sometimes be useful.

Saturday
Sunday
Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$58.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
1:30 - 4:30
AND
Sunday May 1, 2022
1:30 - 4:30

 

Length: 12", Width: 9", Height: 6"

Create a Josephine Knot Basket with a neutral knot and choice of colors for the basket.

Materials supplied: #5 round reed, flat reed              

Tools needed:  Clippers, basket tools or butter knife

Friday
All Levels
Flat Reed
$58.00


Friday April 29,2022
9:00 - 12:00 AND 1:30 - 4:30

This basket is woven on a “D” handle, and features a solid bottom with crow feet. Several rows of twining begin and end the sides. The center section is a chase weave, woven with at space dyed reed and at oval reed. There will be an emphasis on shaping. The rim is lashed with waxed linen. For those new to the technique, chase weaving will be discussed and demonstrated in class. The instructor will contact each student as there is a choice of several colors of spaced dyed reed.

Materials: sharp oak “D” handle, at and at oval reed, space dyed reed, waxed linen

Tools needed:  Usual basket tools including spoke weight (or something heavy) to start  base, basket scissors, angle cutters, clothes pins, and sturdy packing tool.

Saturday
Sunday
Advanced Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$93.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:30 - 12:30
AND
Sunday May 1, 2022
8:30 - 12:30

Width: 15", Height: 3"

The basket is a mixture of round and flat oval reed with cotton cord accents.  Students will learn how to go from a square base to a round basket without a cathead. Techniques include 3 rod-wale, the ridge weave, and the Japanese diamond weave.  Extra spokes will be added as the basket is woven and the rim is triple lashed with cord.  The instructor will contact each student about color choices.  Most students should finish in class, but slower weavers may need to finish up on their own. 

Materials supplied: Natural and dyed  round and flat oval reed. Waxed cotton cord.                     

Tools needed:  Usual basket tools including spoke weight, packers, angle cutters, needle nose pliers, scrapers, and clips.