Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild
Class Schedule for 2014
Saturday March 22, 2014
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Black Ash Spirit Pouch 

This treasure woven of hand split Black Ash will be your mind's creation. A basic start up, then you create the rest - the size, shape and embellishment.  Finish with 3 or 4 braid neck cord and beads. 

1" to 1-1/2"
x
2" to 3"
 
$35.00  Jo Guttormson

4-5 hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:

additional beads and tie-ons to make it your very own

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Coiled Pin 

In this class you will learn the more versatile basketry technique. You'll create a pin or small shrine-like sculpture with your choice of shape and color. A variety of beads and charms are available, or you may bring your own favorites. Photo is an example, not a class sample. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring a pair of scissors.
 

 

$40.00 Tressa Sularz  

All Levels

Please Bring:
Scissors

Saturday April 26, 2014
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

All Around Tote 

This is a very large, useful, and beautiful basket.  It has 2 oak hinged handles and a maple strip with a painted insert.  You will have your choice of colors and insert -- blueberries, strawberries, pinecones and much more...  You can use this basket all year around. for gym clothes, hobbies, knitting etc...

14"x8"x17" high  $58.00  Cindy Ericksmoen

 

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:
Regular basket weaving tools.

Saturday May 17, 2014
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Easy 2/2 Twill w/Braided Handle 

This sturdy and solid 2/2 twill can be woven using 7/8" natural or 3/4" smoked flat reed.  Lay the horizontal spokes, then place a 10 x 12 D handle in 2/2 twill and weave vertical spokes to each side.  The first three rows are woven at the same time so the basket takes shape quickly.  Learn the braided handle technique.  Rim using sea grass and waxed linen lashing.

20"x12"x5" high  $35.00  Louanne Hipp

6 hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:
Regular basket weaving tools.

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Cross-Stitched Cabin Basket 

 The basket is woven on a wooden preassembled base. Chase weaving is used to secure spokes in the base. Sides are woven with natural 3/16” f/o reed. Accent rows are ¼” dyed f/f reed and #2 natural round reed. The challenges with this basket may be shaping to hug the handle insert and learning to do the cross stitch accent. Pattern by Jeanie Wilcox.

Base is 8” x 4¾” Height is approx. 5”  $45.00  Jeanie Wilcox

5-6 hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:
Regular basket weaving tools.

2014 Special Event
July 25, 26, 27 2014
We are excited to announce that Karen Tembreull will be teaching classes for three days in July 2014. As an artist focused in basketry, Karen’s medium is derived primarily from her environment. She is continuously inspired by the abundance ofnatural material that surrounds her, experimenting with barks, roots, and fibers that seem to lend themselves to textile applications. She also enjoys combining traditional basketry methods with other historical fiber arts and metalworking applications such as piecework, lace making, and fabrication.

Link to the PDF Announcement file:  2014.Special Event

Note:  your registration and class choices must be in by June 15, 2014.
(After this date, a late fee of $10 dollars will be added to the cost of the classes.)

Please check out her FaceBook Page:
Barks-Roots-Basketry
Saturday September 27, 2014
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Chestnut Oval 

A Beautiful segmented oak and walnut hardwood base with two leather handles.  This is a great basket for display or storage, a great size to put a project in.

10"x14"x11" high

$45.00  Cindy Ericksmoen

6 hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:
Regular basket weaving tools.

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Meg Thompson 

A small harvest basket perfect for the home gardener.  Use to carry flowers and veggies from the garden.
7"x11"x9" high  $35.00 Alice Ford 6 Hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:
Regular basket weaving tools..

 15th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 25, 2014
  Description Cost Time

The 15th 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!

There will be a COL (Cost of Living) price increase in 2014.  The Bingo price will be $15.00 for 15 game cards (30 games).  The price will include a new TICKET RAFFLE; and as in past years, raffles on the table basket decorations and ALL the extra Bingo baskets!  Ticket holders will also receive a door prize.

Hot dogs, chips, vegetables and beverages will be available for purchase.  Sweets and treats for FREE!

Doors open at 11:a.m.

Bingo starts at noon

Saturday November 22, 2014
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Wheat Woven Holiday Ornaments 

Scandinavia is often associated with Holiday Ornaments of wheat. Learn to make several plaits and create tomtes, juleboks, or ornaments to decorate your home, tree, table or packages this holiday season.

3" to 6" Square $30.00  Bonnie Buzza

6 hours

Beginner

 

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Basket Purse 

 

This comes with a plastic liner which makes  it very useful and sturdy.  It is an easy basket to weave and you will learn how to rivet the leather handles onto your basket.  I will also have a pattern for making the cloth liner which you may trace in class.

Special Note:  Shirley MUST have two week's notice on the number of class participants, so DON'T delay in signing up!

PLUS: If you are placing an order from thebasketpatch.com, Shirley will bring your supplies to class so you won't have to pay shipping costs!

 

The purse for this class is the larger one in the picture. $41.00  Shirley Mount

4 hours

All sklill levels are welcome

Please bring a large paper grocery bag or a large sheet of paper for tracing the pattern for the cloth liner.

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

Link to full 2014 Class Listing

Link to past 2013 Class Listing

Link to past 2012 Class Listing

Link to past 2011 Class Listing

Link to past 2010 Class Listing