2022 Spring Gathering Classes

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Extra Meals

Friday dinner is included in the Friday registration. Saturday dinner is included in the Saturday registration. You may choose to purchase an extra dinner for your guest.

Saturday lunch is NOT included. You can purchase a Saturday lunch for yourself and/or your guest.

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Friday dinner is included in all Friday registration packages.  You may purchase an additional dinner(s) for your guests.

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Saturday dinner is included in all Saturday registration packages.  You may purchase an additional dinner(s) for your guests.

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Saturday dinner is NOT included in Saturday registration packages.  You may purchase lunch for yourself and for your guests.

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Class Schedule

Friday Classes 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm and 6:30 - 8:00 pm 6 hours
Saturday Classes 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 8 hours
Sunday Classes 8:00 am – 10:30 pm 2 1/2 hours
Sunday Classes 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 4 hours

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.

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 gathering web page class listing.

Friday Classes

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First Basket/Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$15.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

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:  All tools are supplied, and their uses will be discussed.

Friday
Intermediate Level
Ribbon
$32.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

Length:  6 1/4" Width: 5", Height: 1/8"

Stretch your brain making this Madweave mat.  You will first weave a flat 36 ribbon base, learning how Madweave is constructed.  Then the ends will be tucked into the back of the base creating a clean edge.  Felt will be glued onto the back of the mat for a neat appearance.  You may have time to make two mats.

Materials supplied: Ribbons (assorted colors available), Felt 

Tools needed: Tools needed (if you have them): microclips, sharp embroidery scissors, protractor. The instructor will have extras for those who don't have them.

Friday
Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$35.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-7:00

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
Intermediate Level
Bark
$60.00-$85.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

Small Pouch fits a 5.5" x 2.75" phone. Height:  6", Width:  3"
Large Pouch fits a 6-7" x 3.75" phone.  Height 7 1/2, Width:   4 1/2"

This class is for the adventurous student that enjoys exploring other materials and likes to have input on the basket design.  Students will choose and cut their materials for the spokes and decide on the materials used for weavers as well.  There are no kits.  They may choose to do over/under weaving or twills or three rod wale with the waxed linen.  The phone carrier is woven over a mold.  The rim is lashed with waxed linen. The strap is braided waxed linen thread. 

Materials supplied: Cedar and birch bark, black ash, waxed linen, wire,  and beads for basket.  Bobbins, and needles for students to use in class.

Tools needed: Basket scissors, angle cutters, needle nose pliers, small and larger clips, wire cutters, flat waxed linen tool, Exacto knife

Friday
Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$65.00


Friday April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 8"30

Width: 10", Height with handle: 5"

This 10" divided tin tray is woven with space dyed reed and has a slotted ash base that is attached. It is lashed using waxed linen. This tray has many uses. It's a fun project to complete.

Materials supplied:  10" divided tin tray with slotted ash base. Space dyed reed, waxed linen, seagrass.

Tools needed: Scissors, small blunt nosed screwdriver, sharp knife, bucket, and towel

Friday
Advanced Level
Willow
$69.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

Length: 9", Width: 9", Height: 4"

Prerequisites:  This is an advanced willow class.  Significant experience with willow is required.

A lovely basket with Spanish willow techniques. A small round base is woven, followed by staking up in multiples of four rods. These stakes become the side weavers which are woven through back to the base to create a foot wale. Controlled and careful shaping of the sets of buff rods is essential.

Materials supplied:  Prepared, graded, peeled buff willow to make the basket. Full instruction sheets with photos are provided to students.

Tools needed: Old bath towel, bodkin, ruler, spoke weight or rapping iron, sharp pruning shears, spray bottle.

Friday
Intermediate Level
Nantucket
$70.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

Width: 4", Height: 8"

Prerequisites:  None

Student will set up the basket and learn how to incorporate a twill into  part of the basket.  Stakes and weaves will be cane.  You will finish the basket with a slip-on cherry rim and lid.  All wood pieces will be pre-finished.

Materials supplied: All materials to make the basket.  Class mold, cane staves and weavers, cherry base, rim and lid.

Tools needed: Tools will be provided for class use.

Friday
Beginner Level
Nantucket
$70.00


Friday  April 29, 2022
1 - 5:30 and 6:30-8:00

Width: 8", Height: 5"

Students will learn the basics of setting up and weaving an over under weave for a Nantucket basket. Stakes and weavers are cane the base and rim are cherry and will be pre-finish.  Basket is woven over a plastic mold for class use.

Materials supplied: Class mold, cane staves & weavers, cherry rim and base.

Tools needed: Tools will be provided for class use.

Saturday Classes

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Saturday
Advanced Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

This class is full

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 bring kits in several  colors for the basket and bring a variety of cotton cord for students to select their accent color.  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.

Saturday
Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$69.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Length:  11" Width: 8 1/2", Height with lid: 10"

This is a large round basket, done in a plain weave with dyed reed accents.  Various sized weavers make this curvy basket a little challenge to keep it sized correctly,I will show the students “my helpful tips” to control shape.  The lid rests nicely on top and the special designed wooden feet elevate it beautifully

Materials supplied: All materials will be in a zip lock type bag for student to complete in class or at home.   Kit includes dyed and natural reed, special designed feet and pattern

Tools needed: Normal basket tools

Saturday
Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Nantucket
$75.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Width: 6", Height: 5"

This unique basket is woven using a heavy plastic bowl for a mold.  There is an arrow design and diagonal design woven using waxed linen.  The bead design will be taught and started in class and finished later.  This is a fun basket to make.

Materials supplied:  Ash slotted base, hamburg cane, waxed linen, 3/16" flat oval reed, waxed linen, Miyuki beads.

Tools needed: Basic basketry tools.

Saturday
Intermediate Level
Willow
$78.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Length:  16" Width: 16", Height with handle: 14"

A large round willow basket of Spanish origin with distinctive style! The tray form was originally used by cheesemakers for draining cheeses. Ten thick, long rods are set up vertically parallel in four groups. Thinner rods are used to weave horizontally to create a defined “base”, in four sets of twelve rods. Weavers from either end of the base are woven around in turn to create the distinctive style of the basket. The original stakes are brought up and across each other to create the handle. The basket is finished with two Japanese Eye rosettes.

Materials supplied: Prepared, graded, unpeeled willow to make the basket. Full instruction sheets with photos are provided to students.

Tools needed: Old bath towel, bodkin, ruler, spoke weight or rapping iron, sharp pruning shears.

Saturday
All Levels
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$78.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Length: 6", Width: 5", Height: 9"

This wall basket is woven with smoked reed and cane.  A God's Eye weave will be taught as well as filling in a rib woven form.

Materials supplied:  Oval and "D" shaped rims.  Smoked flat-oval and #2 round reed.  Cane accents

Tools needed: Awl, scissors, packer, container for water.

Saturday
Intermediate Level
Nantucket
$115.00


Saturday  April 30, 2022
8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Length:  7" Width: 7 1/2", Height with handle: 15"

The Nantucket Ditty Bag is woven using cane staves and weavers over a class mold.  A combination of traditional and twill weave creates a unique look.  Mahogany base and rim are pre-finished.  Bone knobs, leather handle and choice of liner completes the basket.

Materials supplied: All materials to make the basket.  Mold for class use, cane stakes & weavers, leather handle, bone knobs, liner of their choice.

Tools needed: Tools will be provided for class use.

Sunday Classes

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Advanced Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Round Reed
$25.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

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

Sunday
Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$39.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

Length: 7 1/2", Width: 3", Height with handle: 9"

Prerequisite:  Some basket experience helpful. 

This is a very practical and handy small wall basket that you can hang up or sit down anywhere.  Done in a plain weave, the triple twining at the top adds a touch of color.  Matching leather handle fits to lashed rim.

Materials supplied: Natural and dyed reed, leather handle and directions

Tools needed: Normal basket tools

Sunday
Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$40.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 10:30

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
Beginner/Intermediate Level
Nantucket
$50.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

Height: 3"

This Japanese Pin Cup is iron and contains a flower frog used for flower arranging. Hamburg cane is used as a weaver and a navy blue rim is lashed using waxed linen.

Materials supplied: 3” iron pin cup with 3” ash slotted base attached. Hamburg cane, 3/16” flat oval spokes. Navy blue died rim from 3/8" flat oval. 4 ply waxed linen for lashing.

Tools needed: Scissors, small flat nosed screwdriver, sharp knife, towel, bucket.

Sunday
Beginner/Intermediate Level
Nantucket
$50.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

Height: 3"

This Japanese Pin Cup is iron and contains a flower frog used for flower arranging. Hamburg cane is used as a weaver and a navy blue rim is lashed using waxed linen.

Materials supplied: 3” iron pin cup with 3” ash slotted base attached. Hamburg cane, 3/16” flat oval spokes. Navy blue died rim from 3/8" flat oval. 4 ply waxed linen for lashing.

Tools needed: Scissors, small flat nosed screwdriver, sharp knife, towel, bucket.

Sunday
Beginner Level
Nantucket
$55.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

Width: 3 1/2", Height: 2 1/2"

Students will make two baskets. One basket will be pre-started for you to finish weaving. The second basket you will learn the basics of starting. Baskets will be woven over a ceramic mold which will remain as part of the basket. Stakes and weavers will be cane. Base and cheater rim will be cherry and pre-finished.

Materials supplied: Cane stakes and weavers, Cherry rim and base. Ceramic mold which remains part of the basket.

Tools needed: Tools will be provided for class use.

Sunday
All Levels
Willow
$62.00


Sunday May 1, 2022
8:00 - 12:00

Width: 14", Height: 3"

This basket is made in willow and is based on the Polish Tatzca basket. It is useful on a table to hold bread. Six groups of rods are woven into a hexagon and then the rods are curved around and woven. A contrasting outer rod is provided for interesting design. Full color instructions and diagrams are provided. It is a fun basket to weave!

Materials supplied: Prepared, graded, peeled and unpeeled willow to make the basket. Full instruction sheets with photos are provided to students.        

Tools needed: Old bath towel, bodkin, ruler, spoke weight, sharp pruning shears, spray
bottle.