2023 Spring Gathering Classes

2023 Spring Gathering

April 28 – 30, 2023

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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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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 – 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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Advanced Level
Bark
$55.00-$75.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  Small - 6" X 3" X 1" deep
Large - 7.5" X 4.5" X 1" deep

Prerequisites:

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.  The smaller mold fits a 5.5" x 2.75" phone. Larger mold fits a 6-7" x 3.75" phone.

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 packing tool, Exacto knife.

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$75.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

11 1/2" X 5 1/2" X 10 1/2" high, shaker tape handle 14 - 18" length

Prerequisites: Twining, will instruct on diagonal twills

The unique feature of the Tiger Tote is the signature leather strip where each student will punch their name on the leather then attach to the basket. This fun and beautiful tote for every day use includes diagonal weaving in gold, then weaving in shades of walnut and cocoa browns. All raw ends inside the basket are hidden using a technique I created to hide those loose ends that are easily snagged. This technique takes a little more time to do but is well worth the effort. The filled-in base keeps everything inside and the leather handle with rings makes easy carrying. Lengths of handles will vary.

Materials Supplied: Dyed reed, shaker tape handle with gold rings, leather strip for name

Tools Needed: Basket scissors, long shank basket tool, pencil, tape measure, needle nose pliers

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$60.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  10" diameter X 7" high

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable with twill weaving

This colorful basket begins with a wooden base. You will insert many different dyed rattan spokes into the routed groove (your choice) and then twill weave with a natural weaver in a continuous pattern. You can learn how to change the slope of the twill while continuing to weave in the same direction as well as controlling the shape without a mold. A fun basket to weave with lots of possibilities. Also, learn how to work out the numbers for twill baskets with my easy method!

Materials Supplied: Wooden base, dyed rattan spokes, natural weavers, lashing and rims

Tools Needed: Scissors, jackknife, clips, small towel, bucket, awl

Beginner Level
Cane
Flat Reed
$55.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  6" diameter X 4" high

Prerequisites: Students should have made at least 2 baskets any style.

This simple Nantucket basket is woven over a plastic mold with a 4" ash base. Hamburg cane weavers cover reed spokes. The fun is adding a bejeweled trim at the rim.

Materials Supplied: Trim, reed, Hamburg cane, waxed linen, needle

Tools Needed:  Small bucket, scissors, scraper, packing tool

All Levels
Rush
$52.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  10" X 5 " X 12"

Prerequisites:  None

The Rush design goes with any decor. This is a basic pattern to learn the steps on how to rush, then the technique can be used on any chair. Keep in mind that pulling the rush does take hand strength. The pine stool comes stained, sealed and ready to weave on. Not to be used as a stepping stool.

Materials Supplied:  Rush, wooden footstool frame

Tools Needed:  Water bottle, Heavy Duty Packing Tool, four 2” clips, garden type gloves to protect hands

Intermediate Level
Paper
$50.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  6" diameter X 8" high

Prerequisites: Students should have some experience with shaping and cathead bases

This basket begins with a simple cathead base and then is woven using a simple twill and a continuous weave. Your goal will be to weave a shape which pleases you. Shaping and design concepts will be discussed, as well as techniques involved in working with paper. Instruction to complete the basket and apply the rim will be given for those who run out of time. Those who complete the basket will be given the opportunity to apply a coat of polymer varnish for protection and added strength.

Materials Supplied: Pre-painted and cut paper for stakes, weavers and rim; waxed linen for rim filler and lasher, polymer varnish

Tools Needed: Sharp scissors, alligator clips without teeth (minimum of 8), small lightweight spring clips or plastic clothes pins (not wood), measuring tape, something to pack with (i.e. small tool or fingernails)

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$40.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Size:  17" X 8" X 8", 12" with handle

Prerequisites: Students should have experience with 3 & 4 rod wale, step weaving, handle wrapping

Starting with a 5 x 9 Williamsburg handle, a slope sided generous market basket is woven with natural stakes and space dyed accents. Three rod wale frames over/under start/stop weaving at the top and bottom that have exposed overlay stakes. A stepped section of space dyed weaving forms the majority of the sides. The handle is decoratively wrapped . The 4 rod outer rim is singly lashed.

Materials Supplied: Complete kit and pattern, cable ties

Tools Needed: Reed cutters, tape measure, clothespins, packing tool, water bucket, spray bottle and spoke weight

Intermediate Level
Ribbon
$20.00


Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

6 1/4” X 5” X 1/8” high

Prerequisites:  Have woven at least two twill baskets and enjoyed it.  A good night's sleep.

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 will receive materials to make two mats.​

Materials Supplied:  Ribbons in assorted colors, felt

Tools Needed: Embroidery scissors, optional tiny alligator clips

Saturday Classes

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Shaker Tape
$60.00-$180.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:
Quadpoint Footstool:  15.5" X 15.5"  X 13" high
Home Room Bench:  32.25 X 15.25 X 18" high (seat height: 17.5")

Prerequisites: None

Each stool takes four hours to make.  You have time to make two if you want.  You can make two of the same stool or one of each.  If you make only one stool, we will tell you if you should come in the morning or in the afternoon.

Quadpoint Footstool:
The seat of this stool is woven in a four point quad twill using two colors. You will be learning two patterns, the quad twill which is challenging and the checkerboard on the underside. Many colors of Shaker tape and nylon webbing will be brought to class for your color selection. The pine stool comes stained and sealed, ready to weave on. NOT to be used as a step stool.

Home Room Bench:
This bench is made to fit into any room in your home. In class the student can choose from a great color selection of Shaker Tape and/or nylon webbing. Learn two weaves on the bench, one on top, one under the seat, but either weave can be used on top of seat as you prefer. A feature of this bench is that the center support board is completely hidden in the weaving process. The pine bench comes stained and varnished, ready to weave on. NOT to be used as a step stool.

Materials Supplied:
Quadpoint Stool:  Wood footstool frame, shaker tape or nylon webbing
Home Room Bench:  Wooden bench, padding, shaker tape and/or nylon webbing

Tools Needed:  Heavy Duty Packing Tool, 4-4” clips,

Intermediate Level
Willow
$70.00


This class is full

Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  approximately 10" - 12" X 7" X 10" high

You need to register for both Saturday and Sunday to add this class.

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable weaving WITH WILLOW. Has woven 3 rod wale and French Randing. Has completed a few woven borders, e.g. 4-behind-2. It will be helpful if students are comfortable shaving willow with a knife.

In this class students will make a useful and shapely basket using Anne Mette Hjørnholm's take on the traditional Catalan base. We will practice making small oval hoops for our base, and weave the base in the Catalan style where the weavers also form the stakes. The upsett is woven with chased 3 rod wale and then students have a choice of side weaves to bring up the height. We finish with a 4 rod top wale and woven border. High quality adjustable leather straps are then added to complete the tote. This is a great basket for intermediate willow weavers looking for a fun way to make oval work as well as practice shaping and to refine weaving techniques. Students in this class should be comfortable working in willow as this basket requires having a good "feel" for the willow, so you can bend but not snap at the base weave and upsett.

Materials Supplied: All willow materials, leather and leather hardware

Tools Needed: Sharp fixed-blade knife, bodkin or fid, rapping iron, high-quality pruning shears, measuring tape, weights.

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$68.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  21" X 3.5" X 4" high

Prerequisites:  student knows twining, basic weaving

Not only great is this basket for serving breads, but try crackers, cookies, or jewelry on your dresser. Woven on an oval wood base with 99 black staves, four rod wale, space dyed reed in gold, navy, hunter and wine reed, with black rim, this is a stunning basket to use and display.

Materials Supplied:  Dyed reed, cane, wood grooved base

Tools Needed:  Basket scissors, long shank basket tool, pencil, tape measure, needle nose pliers,

All Levels
Bark
$68.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  3.75" diameter X 3.5" high

Prerequisites: Students should have experience with Twining

This handsome naturals basket is made with prepared red and yellow cedar bark. After twining the base, adding additional spokes and attaching your basket to a mold, you will learn the Northwest Native technique of open wrapped twining. Spaces are left between spiraling rows and the basket is completed with traditional folded and lashed rim.

Materials Supplied: Prepared red and yellow inner cedar bark

Tools Needed: Awl, scissors, spray bottle, tapestry needle, jackknife

Intermediate Level
Paper
$65.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  10" diameter X 6.75" high

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable weaving a cathead base and be familiar with shaping techniques

The fun of this basket is seeing just how far you can push the shape. Placement of the white and black stakes in combination with the black and white weavers creates the striking pattern. This basket is continuously woven using a chase weave. The simple over one under one weave allows you more control over the shape, allowing for an extreme, contemporary result. Paper weaving strategies along with shaping techniques will be discussed and utilized. Instruction to complete the basket and apply the rim will be given for those who run out of time. Those who complete the basket will be given the opportunity to apply a coat of polymer varnish for protection and added strength.

Materials Supplied: Pre-painted and cut paper for stakes, weavers and rim; waxed linen for rim filler and lasher, polymer varnish

Tools Needed:  Sharp scissors, alligator clips without teeth (minimum of 12), small, lightweight spring clips or plastic clothes pins (not wood), measuring tape, something to pack with-small tool or fingernails

Advanced Level
Cane
$50.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  13.5" X 9.5" X 11 high, 18.5" with handle

Prerequisites:

Learn the challenging chair cane pattern done in 3-D! The basket begins by laying out the base flat on the table in a vertical and horizontal weave with the natural spokes.  Then the dyed diagonal weavers are added before upsetting the sides.  On the sides, we will first weave in two parallel rows, then weave in the diagonals to lock the pattern in place.  This basket is sure to stretch your weaving skills.

Slower weavers and those having trouble understanding the pattern may need to finish after class.

Materials Supplied: 1/4" & 5/8" natural flat oval reed, 3/16" dyed flat oval reed, 1/2" natural flat reed, seagrass, and a pair of 18" long leather handles.

Tools Needed:  Usual basket tools, including 2 spoke weights, angle cutters, scraper, lots of small (quilt type) clips & regular clothespins, basket scissors, measuring tape, & packers.

Advanced Level
Flat Reed
$40.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  6" - 7" diameter X 8" high

Prerequisites: Students should know cat head shaping and have basic twill experience.

Double wall construction options will be will be discussed, . This basket starts with a gentle cats head basket using dyed stakes and weavers.  A continuous weave with as spiraling 2 stake adjustment help with ease in shaping.  This basket is woven with the rough side of the reed facing out.  After trimming and tucking this basket, the stakes for the outer wall are attached to the base and an outer wall of row by row 2/2 twill, 3 rod wale and over under weaving will be woven using the first basket as a mold. Both baskets will be rimmed together. Knotted Hamburg cane accents are added last.

Materials Supplied: Complete kit and pattern, cable ties

Tools Needed: Reed cutters, tape measure, clothespins, packing tool, water bucket, spray bottle and spoke weight

Intermediate Level
Ribbon
$30.00


Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Size:  6.5" X 6"  X 2" high

Prerequisites: Students should have completed a flat Madweave mat.  They must enjoy geometric puzzles like Tetris, and have a good tolerance for frustration. Twill weaving experience is very helpful.  A good night's sleep.

Learn to turn corners with Madweave as you create a triangular basket. The basket begins with a solid color Madweave mat, then three new colors are added to construct a 36 ribbon base. Three corners are added and the remaining sides joined to the corners. An additional ribbon row is woven in to make the three sides taller. Then the spaghetti mess of all of those ribbons are woven back into the basket. Your friends will be impressed!

Materials Supplied: RIbbons

Tools Needed: Embroidery scissors, tiny alligator clips (18 ), Stamp tweezers (or purchase for $9)

Sunday Classes

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All Levels
Shaker Tape
$90.00


Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size: 17' X 17" X 22" high

Prerequisites:  None

Woven barstool is the perfect height for kitchen counter or a high table. Weaving with shaker tape and/or nylon webbing allows the student to have a large selection of color combinations. Seat includes foam padding for comfort and luan for support, stool is stained and varnished. Students have a choice on pattern, either 2x2 twill or checkerboard pattern woven into the seat. Notify us a month in advance if have preferred stain color or need different height, may be additional charge.

Materials Supplied: Wooden stool, shaker tape or nylon webbing

Tools Needed: Heavy Duty Packing Tool, 4-4” clips,

All Levels
Bark
$48.00


This class is full

Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  4" X 3.5" X 5" high

Prerequisites:  Student should have twining experience or be eager to learn!

Plenty of barks in this small hanging basket! This wall or desk basket has a woven base with twined and woven sides. All materials are cut for you and you might want to add even a little color or stripped outer barks from my yard. I encourage you to come up with your own design for the sides of this pocket!

Materials Supplied: Cedar and elm barks, waxed linen

Tools Needed: Awl, scissors, clip clothespins, tapestry needle, small towel, jackknife

First Basket/Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$40.00


Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  12" X 7" X 5" high, Handle is 10" long

Prerequisites:  Enthusiasm!

A very basic market basket with our new wood and strap handle, has filled in base and cross hatch design in middle of basket. Twining around the base is taught using correct corners. This is a great basic basket with a few new twists for the beginner or refresher course in basics. Natural and dyed reed in dark green and tan, nylon webbing handle, hamburg cane for lashing.

Materials Supplied: Natural and dyed reed, nylon webbing handle, hamburg cane,

Tools Needed: Basket scissors, long shank basket tool, pencil, tape measure, needle nose pliers

Advanced Level
Flat Reed
$35.00


Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  1`1" X 8" X 4" high, 8" with handle

Prerequisites:

This pretty basket is filled with different techniques including 3 & 4-rod wale, French randing, and a wrapped handle.  Spaced dyed cane accents the handle and lashing. A solid base with keep objects in their places.  Slower weavers may need to finish rimming after class.

Materials Supplied: 8" x 8" oak "D" handle, dyed & natural #2 round reed, 3/8" & 1/2" natural flat reed, natural and dyed 1/4" flat oval reed, 1/2" natural flat oval reed, seagrass, 5/8" dyed flat reed, and space dyed 2-3 mm cane.

Tools Needed:  Usual basket tools, including angle cutters, scraper, clothespins, basket scissors, measuring tape, & packers.

Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$30.00


Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  14" X 8" X 1.5" high

Prerequisites:  Students should have basic weaving skills

Students will create a colorful gentle cats head medium market basket by using multiple colors of dyed reed and weavers. Natural and dyed reed placement will create the “Broken Fence” effect. A notched round top handle will complete the basket.  Color placement and its effect on patterning will be discussed and several examples will be shown.

Materials Supplied: Complete kit and pattern, cable ties

Tools Needed: Reed cutters, tape measure, clothespins, packing tool, water bucket, spray bottle and spoke weight

Intermediate Level
Paper
$30.00


Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Size:  4" diameter X 1.5" high

Prerequisites:  Students should have some experience with shaping and twills

This is a miniature quatrefoil woven with 4mm stakes and 3mm weavers. The quatrefoil pattern and shaping will be discussed, as well as techniques involved in working with paper. Instruction to complete the basket and apply the rim will be given for those who run out of time. Those who complete the basket will be given the opportunity to apply a coat of polymer varnish for protection and added strength.

Materials Supplied:  Pre-painted and cut paper for stakes, weavers and rim; waxed linen for rim filler and lasher, polymer varnish

Tools Needed:  Sharp scissors, alligator clips without teeth (minimum of 8), small, lightweight spring clips or plastic clothes pins (not wood), measuring tape, something to pack with (i.e. small tool or fingernails)