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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Flat Reed
$52.00




March 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (with a break for lunch)

Diameter: 11", Height: 3 1/2"

Prerequisites: This basket could be made by a total beginner as well as someone who has made a few flat reed baskets. The new skill is filling the base with the diagonal weavers.

Weave a start-stop basket with sides flaring out just a little bit.  Shape and fit a rim.  Weave in fillers on the base that become cross stitches. You will have a choice of colors (green, blue or raspberry) for the fillers.

Materials Supplied: Flat reed, flat oval reed, sea grass rim filler, lasher, dyed reed, a few clothespins and cable ties.

Tools needed:

  • Table space large enough to lay out the wet spokes (initially 20" x 20")
  • Pencil
  • Sturdy scissors for cutting the reed
  • Measuring tape
  • Container for water to soak reed - I use a dishpan
  • Spoke weight or weight such as a can of soup for holding down the spokes while weaving the base of the basket
  • (optional) A few extra clothespins if you have them
  • (optional) A rasp or scraper if you have one

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$71.00




This Class is Closed

January 29, 2022
9:00 AM -3:30 PM

Diameter: 5", Height: 7"

Prerequisites: Comfortable with Triple Twining.

This beautiful swirl design features triple twining using both flat oval and round reed. It begins with an octagon wooden base and has the capacity for holding lots of kitchen utensils. A mold is provided for you in class and can be taken home. Also learn this triple X’d rim using wax linen. Colors available: Gray (pictured). teal, burgundy, red, blue, hunter green, black and smoked.

Materials supplied: Complete kit, mold to take home and pattern

Tools needed: Scissors, flat Weave Rite tool, packer, tape measure and tapestry needle.

Advanced Level
Round Reed
$82.00




February 5 - 6, 2022
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Diameter: 9 1/2", Height: 4 1/2"

Prerequisites: Must have Round Reed techniques mastered such as setting up an all Round Reed base. Other skills that the student should be proficient in are triple twining and a braided rim.

This stunning colorful bowl is set up with an all round reed base with a Japanese weave in 3 different colors. Learn how to invisibly hide the ends of your round reed securely. The sides are triple twined and twilled using my flat oval Spring Space Dyed reed. The spokes are used to create this striking braided rim. Embellish with the pre-made flower with beaded center. Great size for serving snacks or rolls.  All kits will be the color of the picture.

Materials supplied: A complete kit with embellishment and pattern

Tools needed: Scissors, crimper, pointed awl, packer, tape measure, pencil.

Beginner Level
Gourd
Seagrass
$85.00




This class is full

February 19 - 20, 2022
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Width: 4 1/2 - 5 1/2", Height: 3"

Prerequisites: None

You will learn to coil with seagrass on the edge of a hard shell gourd, how to apply knotless netting around the gourd and embellish with seahells. You can use the pre-drilled seashells provided or drill the holes yourself (a drill bit and shells will be provided).

Materials supplied:

  • Cut, Cleaned and Painted Gourd
  • 1/2” Tiger Tape
  • 3/32” drill bit
  • Seagrass
  • 6 ft. Bulky Wool Yarn Roving
  • 4 ply waxed linen cord
  • Beading thread
  • # 20/18 Tapestry Needle
  • Beading needle
  • Beads, Size 6 and 11
  • Seashells with predrilled holes

Tools needed:

  • 4 to 6 Craft Clamps (available from dollar store)
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Cordless Drill
  • Scissors
  • Awl
  • Heat tool/hair dryer

 

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Seagrass
$107.00




March 25 & April 8, 2022
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Width: 8", Height: 5"

Prerequisites:  Comfortable with 2/2 twill

This double wall basket has a twill base woven in smoked and natural reed. The inside wall is reed, and the outside wall is seagrass. Students will have 3 options for rimming - Wrapped with a Rib, Chicken Tracks and Wrapped Rim Filler. Quite a sturdy basket - lots of 'aha!' moments and good tips.

Materials supplied:  Smoked and natural reed, seagrass

Tools needed: Spoke weight, knife or sure-shaver for rim, shears, awl.