2022 Winter Classes

Winter Basketweaving Classes

Choose from five 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 Winter Classes

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Intermediate Level

Sunday July 31, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

6 1/4” X 5” X 1/8” high

Prerequisites:  Have woven at least two twill baskets and enjoyed it

Stretch your brain making this Mad Weave mat.  You will first weave a flat 36 ribbon base, learning how Mad Weave 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 in assorted colors, felt

Tools Needed: Embroidery scissors, optional tiny alligator clips

Beginner Level
Pine Needles

Sunday July 31, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

5” X 5” up to 8” X 8”

Prerequisites:  None

If you haven’t tried coiling pine needles yet, here is your chance to learn on a small project. If you have coiled before, you will have the opportunity to learn new stitches. Begin the coil with your choice of a walnut slice or clay base. I will make several polymer clay bases and beads for you to choose between. Choose your colors. You will learn the common stitch, diamond stitch, open wrapping and closed wrapping. Plus learn how to incorporate beads into your piece. Each piece is unique and the variations are endless.

Materials Supplied:  Pine needles, waxed linen, bases, beads

Tools Needed: Scissors or clippers, optional finger protectors

All Levels
Flat Reed

Sunday July 31, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

8” long X 7” wide X 6” high

Prerequisites:  None

There are many uses for this basket including the garden, for crafts, sewing, shopping etc.  This basket features a closed bottom and is woven in plain weave using natural reed. A long soft Shaker tape handle is sewn to the lashed rim. To get a bit fancy you will sew a button to one end of the handle and decorate the side of the basket with a mini set of metal garden tools (which are so, so cute).

Materials Supplied:  Flat reed, Shaker tape, decorations

Tools Needed: Regular basket tools such as:

Water bucket
Spray bottle
Heavy duty scissors
Tape measure
Packing tool (screwdriver or small butter knife)
Strong clothes pins
Old towel
Sur-form-shaver or sport like knife
Eyeglasses if you need them for sewing Shaker tape

Beginner Level
Flat Reed

Sunday July 31, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

10" Diameter

Prerequisites:  None

This is a fun basket that is woven over a divided tin tray on a wooden base.  The space dyed reed creates a striking color combination.

Materials Supplied:  Flat Reed, tray insert, Seagrass

Tools Needed: Strong scissors/clippers, clothes pins, flat screwdriver/packing tool, ruler, spray bottle, small bucket, towel