Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule for 2016

Please register in advance for all classes, so that the instructors can plan for adequate supplies.
Saturday May 21, 2016
Our apologies - the Birch Bark Candy Dish class by Phyllis Knutson for today has been cancelled.
The following class has been scheduled in its place.
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Gem Antler Basket

This is a free-form with no right or wrong. A variety of materials to interweave, including dyed and plain seagrass, Pakistani grass, jute, sisal, natural and dyed reed, palm inflorence, coco fibers, corn husk, honeysuckle, or whatever else is around. It's about texture and different color combinations! Also materials to "accent" the basket will be available, but if you have beads, rocks, feathers, bring them! Antlers will be pre-drilled and some spokes in place.

Created by Della Pleski

Size will vary -
 Generally
5" x 5"
$30  Della Pleski

3-4 hours

All Levels

Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins)

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 September 17, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Double Crossed 

This reed basket is all about the three rows of double crossed knots. Start on an oak base with a narrow slot, eliminating the need to twine in the spokes. Stop/start weaving takes you up the sides. Shaping to get the gentle flare is the challenge. The three rows of fancy double-crosses are woven with bleached cane. The spokes are glued to the rim. Finish with half-round and flat oval rim bands filled with round reed. Lash with waxed polyester cord.

Created by Karen Kotecki

7.5" tall
6.5" diameter, 21" at widest circumference

$60  Karen Kotecki

6 hours

Intermediate

Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins) and Insta-Set Purple Label Glue

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Ella

Start this round bowl on a wood base with a narrow slot, eliminating the need for twining. Learn to set up the chase weave by starting weavers on opposite sides of the base. You’ll never even see the start. Double spoke with dyed chair cane, and weave continuously. The spokes continue to the top and are then woven into the dynamic 3-stroke braid pattern. No scarfing, no lashing, just a beautiful rim. A simple and elegant basket.

Created by Debbie Mroczenski
 

Approximately
 7.5" diameter, 3.5" high

$40 Debbie Mroczenski 6
Hours

Advanced Beginner

Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins) and 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)
 17th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 22, 2016
  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 19, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Lidded Santa

This cute santa starts with a 5” wooden base and has many fun weaving techniques. We will be using smoked reed for the head and dyed reed for his adorable hat. There is a twined rim to hold his hat in place. The challenge is fitting his hat inside the rim, but the fun is no 2 hats come out alike. His adorable curled beard is very fun to do and he is finished off with a button nose and eyes and a bell on the top of his hat. Once you have him sitting in your house, your friends and family will all be wanting one!

Created by Pauline Hogan Asbury

Approximately
8" x 14"
$45  Pam Ihle

6 hours

Advanced
Beginner

Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins)

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Winsome Welcome
Basket

Many choices of colors and matching vintage glass beads. Lots of techniques to learn and use. This is truly a fun basket to weave and let your creative juices flow! 16" x 3.5"
 x 6.5" tall
including oak handle
$38 Shirley Mount approx. 5 hours Intermediate to Advanced Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins)
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 Holiday Party - Saturday December 10, 2016

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
Previous Years


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