2023 Spring Gathering Classes

2023 Spring Gathering

April 28 – 30, 2023

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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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Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
$78.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Length:  12 1/4", Width:  11", Height:  7", Height with handle: 11 1/4"

A fully closed bottom makes this basket not only sturdy but will keep all items inside. Woven into the sides are smooth leather handles. Round and flat reeds dyed in Marine Blue, Biscayne Bay, Hunter Green, Wine, Oak and Dark Walnut,  Black Hamburg cane lashing, gives this basket a pleasing flow of colors. Four rod wale and proper way to line up and square the base are some of the learned skills included in this basket.

Materials supplied: All dyed reed, cane, handles

Tools needed: Scissors, flat straight tip tool, clothespins, cables ties, spray bottle, tape measure, pencil

All Levels
Flat Reed
$75.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Length:  36", Width:  15"

This Large Twill Tapestry is woven on a preassembled hardwood frame. Choose your color then choose your design. There are several to choose from in the pattern or choose one of your favorite twill patterns and I will work with you to weave it on to your frame. This large twill allows you to change colors within your twill pattern too.

Materials supplied: Hardwood frame, flat dyed and smoked reed, hardware for hanging the frame

Tools needed: Basket shears, metal spring clips, spray bottle, packing tool, towel

All Levels
Shaker Tape
$60.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seat Length:  16", Seat Depth:  9 1/2", Back Height:  16", Seat Height: 8 1/2"

Just the right size for Teddy and me to read together or share a cookie on.
Woven with your choice of Shaker Tape or nylon webbing. Many colors to choose from, creating your own color combinations. Learn two different weaves; the twill weave on top and the checkerboard pattern under the seat. The pine double seat comes stained, varnished and ready to weave.

Materials supplied: wooden frame, shaker tape and nylon webbing

Tools needed: Scissors, HD packing tool, 1-4" clamp

Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$55.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Diameter:  12", Height:  6"

This basket begins by inserting spokes into a 7" x 10" wooden base with the help of a template.  It is woven in Autumn Spice space dyed flat oval reed and dark green round reed with some natural accents. Techniques include 3-rod wale with step-ups, 2/1 and 2/2 twills, overlays, and arrows. A dyed rim and waxed linen complete the basket.

Materials supplied: 7" x 10" wooden base, 7mm flat oval natural, 3/16" flat space dyed reed, 3/16" flat oval natural, #2 round reed natural and dyed, 1/2" flat oval dyed, waxed linen thread, seagrass.

Tools needed: Needle nose pliers, water, spray bottle, towel, clips, packers, tape measure, angle cutters, scissors, scraper and cutting board, and any other tools you find useful.

All Levels
Cane
Round Reed
$48.00


Class Full

Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Length:  12", Width:  9", Height:  4"

When you make this useful oval basket you will learn many basic wicker techniques. Students will learn how to split spokes and chase weave an oval base. After adding side spokes the basket will be upsett with 3-rod wale. The side of your basket can be accented with dyed material in a 3-rod arrow weave. The basket is completed with a traditional rolled border and a roped overhead handle. This basket is perfect for holding an arrangement for your table, your favorite bread, or my use - gathering my chicken’s eggs.

Materials supplied:  Cane, dyed and natural round reed

Tools needed: Awl, 10 - 12 clip clothespins, tape measure, scissors, diagonal cutting pliers, pencil, spray bottle

Intermediate Level
Paper
$45.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Diameter:  5 1/2", Height:  5 1/4"

Prerequisites:  Twill and shaping experience

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, measuring tape, 26 alligator clips without teeth (or small, lightweight spring clips or plastic clothes pins -not wood), tapestry needle (blunt, large eye needle), something to pack with-small tool or fingernails

Advanced Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$35.00


Friday, April 26, 2024
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

A sleigh basket in miniature. Completely woven with natural and dyed holiday colors, miniature bells and round reed runners.

Materials supplied: All materials needed and pattern, plus tiny clothespins

Tools needed: Reed cutters, tape measure, small clothespins. fine/small packing tool/awl, spray bottle, patience

Saturday Classes

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All Levels
Shaker Tape
$60.00-$190.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Foot stool:  Length:  15", Width:  14",  Height:  12"
Bench:  Length:  30", Width:  17 1/2",  Height:  18"

The Foot stool and Bench each take 4 hours to make.  You can make one or two during the session.

This new footstool design is done in 1" Shaker tape, or 1” nylon webbing along with 5/8”. The rag twill design is the newest in the collection. 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 STEPPING STOOL.

This is the newest bench mimicking the Buffalo Plaid that is so popular today. Great to fit next to a sofa or as accent piece in the family room. Woven with 2” nylon webbing, and 1” gray webbing, it is offered in two color schemes: Red/Black/Gray OR Green/Black/Gray. A feature of this bench is that the center support board is completely hidden in the weaving process and has a padded seat. The pine bench comes stained and varnished, ready to weave on. NOT TO BE USED AS A STEPPING STOOL.

Materials supplied: Frame, shaker tape or nylon webbing

Tools needed: HD packing tool, 1-4" clamp

Advanced Level
Flat Reed
$65.00


Saturday, April 29, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Diameter:  13", Height:  9"

Prerequisites:  Twill and shaping experience

This large twill cathead has a satisfying shape and a dramatic pattern. The base is woven with an over 3/under 3 twill. We will start the cathead feet (ears?) which will allow our square base to open into a lovely round basket. We have a specific number of stakes which will allow us to weave this pattern using a continuous weave. The pattern runs 24 stakes and is as impressive inside as out. Once you master the pattern the challenge is to keep control of the shape. Some students may run out of time and have to finish on their own. Various colors will be available.

Materials supplied: Reed stakes, weavers, and rim; seagrass

Tools needed: Scissors, spoke weights, pencil, spray bottle, measuring tape,, packing tools, something for making spaces (whatever tool you use when lashing the rim-I like a fid), clothes pins, sanding egg or sand paper, towel

Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$65.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Diameter:  10", Height:  7"

A little different start on this rib basket. Drilled holes in the 10” hoop allow for the ribs to attach to the hoop, then continue on into the basket frame. Made with round and flat reeds, with additional dyed reed inserts of dark green and dark brown to accent the side weaving. Shape is stressed in class to obtain the classic potato basket shape. Beaded dangles hanging on one side will be done in class. Beads shape and sizes subject to availability.

Materials supplied: Reed, hoop, beads

Tools needed: Scissors, flat straight tip tool, clothespins, cables ties, spray bottle, tape measure, pencil

Intermediate/Advanced Level
Cane
Flat Reed
$58.00


Saturday, April 29, 2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Length:  10", Width:  7",  Height:  9 1/2"

Prerequisites:  Twill knowledge

This basket starts with a simple checker base. The sides are woven in a continuous twill weave. Two Japanese cane rows frame a cross stitch pattern that is woven with your choice of color and materials. The basket is completed with a wood or leather handle, flat-oval rims and single lashing.

Materials supplied:  Flat oval reed, Japanese cane, Hamburg cane, wood or leather handle

Tools needed: Awl, 10 - 12 clip clothespins, tape measure, scissors, diagonal cutting pliers, pencil, spray bottle

Advanced Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$40.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Diameter:  7 1/2", Height:  1 1/2"

This small basket packs a big punch. It begins with a 3/3 twill base with occasional 1 or 5's thrown in. The sides are a mixture of 2/2 twill with some 1 and 3's. The basket is mostly woven in 3mm flat oval reed dyed 4 colors. Participants will get both written and chart directions for the base. The sides are written directions. The rim and rim filler are dyed reed and the basket is lashed with waxed linen.  Slower weavers may need to finish after class.

Materials supplied: 3 mm flat oval reed natural and dyed 3 color, 11/64" flat oval dyed, 1/4" half round dyed, #4 round reed dyed.

Tools needed: Scissors, angle cutters, one or two spoke weights, water, towel, spray bottle, small packer, needle nose pliers, small and large clips, scraper and cutting board, and measuring tape.

Beginner Level
Pine Needles
$35.00


Class Full

Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Diameter:  up to 5", Height:  up to 4"

We use long leaf pine needles from the southern coastal regions that have been treated with glycerin; so are softer, flexible and glistening. You will have a choice of several different types of bases - wooden cut out, oyster shell, resin, slice of black walnut or ceramic. I will demonstrate several stitches and you can incorporate beads or wrapped sections to make a unique basket. If you have coiled with pine before, I will demonstrate new stitches, open and closed wrapping techniques, using other materials or any other requested stitches.

Materials supplied: All materials supplied

Tools needed: Scissors for cutting pine needles and thread

All Levels
Fabric
$25.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Diameter:  6", Height:  6"

Students will make yarn with their own old t-shirts and a basket base with clothesline. Then they will learn different patterns possible with the twining technique and how to make a rim to finish the basket. Students should bring at least two t-shirts or other jersey tops in contrasting colors. You are encouraged to share your yarn to have a variety of colors.

Materials supplied: Clothesline, Printed directions, Plastic sewing clips, Plastic yarn needles, Extra T-shirts/garments

Tools needed: Old t-shirts or other jersey garments (at least two, preferably in different, complimentary colors. More are better!),Sharp fabric scissors
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE (no need to go out and buy):  Rotary cutter, Large fabric cutting mat, 18-24” grid ruler

Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$25.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Diameter:  8 1/2", Height:  4"

Slotted base construction with natural and dyed stakes. Continuous 3/3 twill. Rim lashed with Hamburg cane in an Indian braid

Materials supplied: Complete kit with pattern, cable ties

Tools needed: Cutters, clothespins, water bottle, water bin, packing tool, towel

Sunday Classes

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All Levels
Shaker Tape
$85.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Length:  14", Seat Depth:  18", Seat Height 10", Seat Back:  7"

There is enough room in this little rocker for a small boy or girl along with a teddy bear or dolly. Built very sturdy to hold a young one. Rocks smooth and has security rockers that help prevent rocking too hard. Choose to weave a twill or a checkerboard in the seat. You will learn two weaves on this project, one on the top side and one weave on the under side. Rocker comes stained, sealed and ready to weave.

Materials Supplied:  Rocker, shaker tape or nylon webbing

Tools needed: Scissors, HD packing tool, 1-4" clamp

Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
$58.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Length:  12", Width:  5 1/4", Height:  7 3/4", Strap Handle:  about 17"

Filled in base continues up side, then ends with chicken feet, woven with flat/ round reeds. Front side has boot hooks woven in so leather can be laced up the side creating a unique feature to the basket. Leather strap handle designed for this basket, wooden rings on upper strap is woven from base up. Rim filler of braided fabric on top edge, cane lashing. A nice size tote that can easily be used for a purse or small tote.

Materials supplied: All materials, includes leather handle, boot hooks

Tools needed:  Scissors, flat straight tip tool, clothespins, cables ties, spray bottle, tape measure, pencil

All Levels
Bark
Black Ash
$48.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Height:  5 1/2”, Width:  4”, Depth:  2 1/2”

You can almost smell the woods when you weave this basket! This miniature Adirondack backpack is woven with black ash spokes and cedar bark weavers. Students will learn how to cut spokes to help produce the traditional shape. Your basket is completed with a black ash handle and lashing, elm bark rims and pre-made leather straps with a metal buckle.

Materials supplied: Black ash, cedar bark, elm bark, leather straps and metal buckle.

Tools needed: Awl, tape measure, scissors, diagonal cutting pliers, pencil, spray bottle, small clips

All Levels
Paper
$40.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Diameter:  5 1/2", Height:  3 1/4"

This small cathead is the perfect introduction to weaving with paper. Cathead techniques will be covered as well as techniques for working with paper. 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, measuring tape, 18 alligator clips without teeth (or small, lightweight spring clips or plastic clothes pins -not wood), tapestry needle (blunt, large eye needle), something to pack with-small tool or fingernails

All Levels
Flat Reed
$35.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Height:  12"

Sometimes a plain jane basket just needs a bit of dressing up. Learn how to wrap a handle or hoop and create various designs in it including corn rows and the butterfly knot.

Materials supplied: Either a round or square 12" oak handle, flat oval natural reed, 3MM flat oval dyed reed, 5/8" flat dyed reed.

Tools needed: Needle nose pliers, scissors, angle cutter, spray bottle, towel, clips, small and large packers, and water bucket.

All Levels
Wire
$25.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bottom diameter:  3", Top diameter:  2", Width:  3"

In this workshop we will learn to create decorative and functional baskets using steel wire as an armature for some of our baskets and vessels. We will learn about various thickness of wires and how the sculpture can change shape accordingly. We will weave other baskets using aluminum wire by applying random weaving and finger crocheting around objects to create baskets of different shapes and sizes. Even though these baskets have holes, they can be lined with felt or can be used for larger objects like chocolate and candy.  But be careful because this activity can be addictive!

Materials supplied: Wire

Tools needed: Wire cutters and round needle nose pliers

Advanced Beginner Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed
$15.00


Sunday, April 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Diameter:  3", Height:  3"

Starting with a 2" wood base, students will start with 3 rod twining and continue with a continuous twill over dyed stakes. Using the Oui jar as a mold, sides finish with more 3 rod twining. A simple folded stake rim completes the basket. Jar lids have mandala designs. Stakes will be coordinated to colors in Design, 4 Designs.

Materials supplied: OUI jar, base, all weaving material glue and pattern

Tools needed: Cutters, spray bottle, packing tool towel, water bucket