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 February 27, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Felted Vessels with Finn Wool  

Discover the subtle beauty of Finn Wool in its natural earthy colors. Known for its luster and excellent felting capabilities, Finn is the perfect wool for strong, sculptural vessels and bowls. Try something new, basket weavers! Learn the fascinating art of 3-dimensional seamless wet felting and a variety of wool sculpting techniques.

Created by Leslie Granbeck

Approx 7-9" $68  Leslie Granbeck

6 hours

All levels are welcome

 Bring to class: 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, sharp scissors and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. Optional: apron.

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Deerskin Wine Bag 

This beautiful ‘basket’ is made by coiling the bottom with waxed linen, available in a variety of colors. The top part of the bag is made with genuine deerskin, also available in a variety of colors/dyed deer leather. If you have never coiled, you will learn how in this class. Adding the deerskin creates a unique one of a kind wine bag. This will be offered again next month due to the time needed to complete this basket for a total of two classes.

Created by Jill Scarpari
 

Diameter of 5.5" and height of 9"

$75 Jill Scarpari 9-10 hours

All levels are welcome

 

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 March 19, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Beaded Tote 

Beads and weaving! What a great combination! This is a fun and simple tote, useful to carry beverages or whatever as a container or as a vase. It features a filled bases, a D-swing handle, colored reeds, and lots of beads! Color choices are available.

Created by Jo Guttormson

 

Approximately 5.5"x8"x8"

$44  Jo Guttormson

4-5
hours

Advanced Beginner

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

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Deerskin Wine Bag   

This beautiful ‘basket’ is made by coiling the bottom with waxed linen, available in a variety of colors. The top part of the bag is made with genuine deerskin, also available in a variety of colors/dyed deer leather. If you have never coiled, you will learn how in this class. Adding the deerskin creates a unique one of a kind wine bag. This is a continuation of the last month's class due to the time needed to complete this basket for a total of two classes.

Created by Jill Scarpari
 

Diameter of 5.5" and height of 9"

$75 Jill Scarpari 9-10 hours

All levels are welcome

 

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 April 23, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

To Be Announced

 

Special sessions are being arranged to demostrate a variety of weaving techniques, tips, dying reeds, etc.

           
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 21, 2016
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Birch Bark Candy Dish

Learn the Scandinavian Double Diagonal weave for the Birch Bark Candy Dish. Once you learn the weave you can make many different styles of items. We will learn on a couple strips of the bark how to thin it for weaving but your supplies will be thinned and ready for weaving.

Created by Phyllis Knutson

Approximately
3"x3"x2"
$50  Phyllis Knutson

4-5 hours

Advanced
Beginner

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 ??, 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
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