Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild
Class Schedule for 2014

Annual Christmas Party - Saturday December 13, 2014

Description Time
MBWG Annual
Christmas Party






Weave a gift basket for the Alexander House (weaving supplies will be available), enjoy a pot luck, participate in the MBWG Annual Meeting, AND enjoy a basket exchange!

Bring a food item for the potluck and a basket for the exchange.  This is a fun seasonal weaving / eating / chatting / gift exchange event you will not want to miss!

8:30- Noon
Class Schedule for 2015
Saturday January 24, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Nuno Felted Table Runner 

Nuno Felted Table Runner

Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers, and then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory.

Please register by end of December 2014 to give the instructor time to order supplies.

 

Approx.
 10" x 36"

$70.00  Leslie Granbeck

Approx 5 hours

Beginner

Please Bring:

Sharp scissors
 2-3 hand towels
1 old bath towel
plastic bag to carry home wet items.


Optional: apron (waterproof or cloth)

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Nesting Nantuckets 

Nesting Nantuckets

These beautiful baskets are woven on molds with cane and will nest inside one another.

You have a choice of oak or walnut wood, which needs to be specified when you sign up.


No prior weaving experience is necessary  
 
small: 
4.5” high

medium:   
6.5” high

large:    
9” high
small: $40

med: $45

large: $50
Shirley Mount 4-6  Hours

All levels are welcome

Students do not need to bring anything. 

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
Saturday February 28, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Trillium Coiled Basket 

Trillium Coiled Basket

In this class you'll learn a traditional coiling technique. Coiling is one of the four traditional basketry techniques, and is the technique that offers the most flexibility with shaping and color design with patterns. You'll learn beginnings, coiling stitches, shaping, how to create a design, and finishing a coiled piece. All materials are supplied. All levels of experience welcome

Approx 4" $45.00  Tressa Sularz

6 hours

All levels are welcome

You might want to bring a small pair of scissors, and if you'd like a notebook for notes.

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Hen Style Antler Basket 

Hen Style Antler Basket

On a pre-drilled antler frame, using a variety of textured and colored materials we will make a dramatic antler basket, that is visually appealing and functional. Along the way, we will learn the skills of “short-rows” making decisions of when to add spokes, and finishing with accents of feathers and antler button to complete the look.

(I will give a short demonstration of how to drill antlers, but will not be drilling antlers that day, way too dusty, smelly, and not a safe drilling environment.)

I will make myself available for those who don’t finish at open-weave table the following month.
 

10" x 10"
x 12" 

$75.00 Della Pleski 6-8 hours

Advanced Beginner (Rib basket construction experience is helpful but not required.)

Please Bring:
An awl

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
Saturday March 28, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Paul Bunyan Trail
Bike Basket
 

Paul Bunyan Trail Bike Basket

An "old school" bike basket. Great for carrying necessitites on your future bike outings. Built on a wooden base, it attaches to any handlebars with velcro, adjustable straps. Color choices are available to compliment your bike. Happy Trails!

 

10.5" x 7"
x 7.5"

$46.00  Jo Guttormson (Adapted from Patty Feather)

5-6 hours

Advanced Beginner

No special tools required

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Wavy Star Basket 

A basket made from a star! This is a fun basket starting with a star base. Beads and different weaving strategies are used such as twining, chaser weaving, and twilling. Colored reeds will be offered along with natural reeds. This can be used as a container, a conversational piece, a basket by the door to hold odds and ends or whatever you wish to use it for. 
 
Approximately 6" x 13" $40 Julie Pleski 6-8 hours

Advanced beginner

Please bring:

Glue

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
Saturday April 25, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Midnight Enchantment

Midnight Enchantment

Enchanting midnight colors into a basket. A base will be attached to rental mold with spokes inserted, for a quick start and shaping is easy. Then you can concentrate on learning triple twining with a step-up, inserting overlays, and weaving the arrow pattern. Lash with a blanket stitch using wax linen.

12" diameter and 5" high $60.00  Debbie Mroczenski

6 hours

Intermediate

Please bring: 

Insta Set purple label glue

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Waffle Cone 

Waffle Cone

A cone-shaped basket woven entirely of maple wood strips! The weaving itself is a clever combination of both straight and diagonal plaiting. The trick is all in the start. Rim with maple and lash with waxed linen. Curls and overlays complete the lovely design. Color choices will be offered.
 

12" high with hanger and 4" diameter

$45.00 Karen Kotecki 6 hours

Intermediate

Please Bring:

Insta Set purple label glue

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
Saturday May 16, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Plaited Heart
Shaped Basket

Plaited Heart Shaped Basket

Create your own heart-felt basket using my stash of dyed reeds, cane, ribbons, paper twist and notions! Choose to make your basket with or with out a handle. Pick your spokes from Natural, Smoked or Easter/Spring space dyed flat ” reed. Twill base to form heart shape and up sett by weaving first two start/stop rows at same time to create stable firm base. Break into a twill if you’d like. Various widths, colors and types of reed can be used in basket body. Rim is your choice - either lashed or twill. LASH using paper twist &/or seagrass.and learn an easy fancy over-weave or TWILL rim with dyed round reed. If your basket has a handle – treat it with color and a decorative style! This is a great gift basket for any occasion: mothers day, birthday, friendship, anniversary, weddings! NOTE: no kits will be available.

8" x 4" $30.00  Louanne Hipp

4-6 hours

Beginner

Please bring: 

Flexible spoke weights

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Glove Basket

Glove Basket

Wall hanging or center top basket that could be used for gloves, mittens and scarves. Fun braided rim to finish off the top.
 

12" x 6" base with height of 12"

$24.00 Nancy Miller 4 hours

Advanced Beginner

No special tools required

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
2015 NBO Summer Workshop

July 14-19, 2015

The teachers are listed on the Events tab - Click Here

For more information go to the NBO website: nationalbasketry.org  The conference will take place at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN registration starts January 15th. You must be a member of the NBO to attend the conference.

Saturday September 26, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Little Onion
Harvest Basket

Little Onion Harvest Basket

A tribute to Grace Kabel. Start with a 2/2 Twill base, then 3/3 twill up the sides, add the first rim, then the “Kabel” border, up to the last rim and add a snazzy rope handle. This basket has many different techniques going on. Basket may need to be completed at home, we will make it to Kabel border.

Adapted by Roxanne Miller from Grace Kabel

 

7" W X 7" L X 10" H

$55.00  Roxanne Miller and Jill Scarpari

6-8 hours

Intermediate (must know how to twill.)

No special tools required

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)
 16th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 24, 2015
  Description Cost Time
2014 Basket Bingo

The 16th annual Basket Bingo Fundraiser. Play bingo and win baskets! Come and enjoy fun door prizes, food and a raffle. Bring your friends and family, this event is always a lot of fun! Don't miss it!

 

Doors open at 11:a.m.

Bingo starts at noon

Saturday November 21, 2015
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Snowman

Snowman

On a plywood base, build a snowman with continuous weave. Add a hat, felt nose, button eyes and buttons for the coat, a scarf completes the look. Please register ahead of time to ensure availability of materials.

Created by Jill Scarpari

approx. 6" circle at base and 12" high, but can be shorter or taller as per your choice $20.00  Jill Scarpari

2-3 hours

Beginner

No special tools required

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Christmas Card
Sleigh Basket

Christmas Card Sleigh Basket

Fun Sleigh Basket that can be used to hold Christmas cards or pine cones.
 

4" x 9" x 6"

$25.00 Nancy Miller 4 hours

All levels are welcomed

No special tools required

Description Time
Open Weave Table


Have a project that you want to finish but need help? Or just want to talk about baskets? Check out the Open Weave Table.

9am - 3pm (approximate)

Annual Christmas Party - Saturday December 12, 2015

Description Time
MBWG Annual
Christmas Party






Weave a gift basket for the Alexander House (weaving supplies will be available), enjoy a pot luck, participate in the MBWG Annual Meeting, AND enjoy a basket exchange!

Bring a food item for the potluck and a basket for the exchange.  This is a fun seasonal weaving / eating / chatting / gift exchange event you will not want to miss!

8:30- Noon
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