2023 Winter Zoom Classes

Winter Basketweaving Classes

Choose from three 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.

2023 Winter Zoom Classes

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Beginner Level
First Basket/Beginner Level
Round Reed

This Class Is Closed

March 18, 2023
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Diameter: 5", Height: 5"

Prerequisites: None

This simple twined basket is enhanced with glass pony beads. Each student can personalize where beads are added. A braided border is added to the top.

Materials supplied: 3" slotted base, #3 round reed for stakes, #2 round reed for weaving, choice of color of glass beads - Blue, Purple, Green, Red

Tools needed: Scissors, Awl, Water for wetting weavers


Intermediate Level
Flat Reed
Round Reed

This Class Is Closed

February 16, 2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Length: 10.5", Width: 8", Height: 5"

Prerequisites: Students should know how to do three-rod wale. Step-ups will be reviewed

This basket begins with an oak slotted base that students will insert spokes into, following a template. The sides begin with three-rod wale with a step-up. The main design is the Japanese diamond pattern, which participants will learn. It is done in round and flat oval reed.

Materials supplied: Oak oval slotted base 3.5" x 6.5", dyed #2 round reed, 7 mm & 3/8" natural flat oval reed, 1/4" & 3/16" natural flat reed, and sea grass.

Tools needed: Scissors, angle cutters, packers, needle nose pliers, clothes pins, spray bottle, scraper, & measuring tape.


Intermediate Level
Waxed Linen

This class has been cancelled

Prerequisites: Students should have experience weaving with waxed linen.

The inspiration came from It’s A Set Up in cotton cord. Students will weave a waxed linen base and make a waxed linen foot that will upright the spokes. The design is woven with three colors of waxed linen and ribbon accent between the different patterns. The inspiration for this basket was to teach students how the set up creates the different patterns. The rim is a double spoke braided rim.  Techniques include triple twining, completing a row and setting up for next, spiral and stack pattern, and shaping. There will be discussion on understanding the different set ups in creating the patterns.

Students will have weaving to do between classes.

Materials supplied: Waxed Linen

Tools needed: Small embroidery scissors, Waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, Tape measure.  A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.