Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule through August 2020

Your registration must be received 2 weeks in advance of all classes to provide
sufficient time for instructor preparation, unless otherwise noted.


Registration information is under the ‘Forms' menu above

Saturday January 25, 2020
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Kids National
Basket Weaving Day
 test basket

Come join us and learn about the Kids National Basket Weaving Day event taking place June 27. We will make the sample basket (using natural reed, not dyed). Today's class is Guild sponsored. Kits will be free, but we need you to register. We will need basket weavers and basket friends to help for the event on June 27. Come and learn all about this event and volunteer needs. 4"D x 8"W x 3"H FREE TO All!! Registrations for this class are by email only and should be sent to Jeanie at: basket55992@yahoo.com Jeanie Wilcox

9am to 1pm

Beginner

Spray bottle, bucket for water, old hand towel, scissors, awl, pencil, tape measure 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 February 22, 2020
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A Touch of Tradition

This class will focus on a variety of traditional willow techniques found in rib style basketry, while making a simple round shape. Scalloming and weaving on a center rib, split ribs, and double rims, are all skills that may be used in a variety of willow basket shapes and sizes. Jo learned these techniques while working with Alison Fitzgerald in Ireland and is eager to share this knowledge with other basket makers!

Jo Campbell-Amsler has used willow in her basketry since 1981. Her work is featured in magazines, books, and seen in exhibits across the U.S., including ‘A Measure of the Earth’ at Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Teaching nationally, Jo also co-organizes retreats, The Willow Gathering and Willow Weekend, and has hosted basket tours to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Denmark, Wales, England and Italy. Board member of the National Basketry Organization, she works with fellow board members to “grow the basket community.”
8"W x 3"H $125 - member

$150 - Non-Member

 Registrations must be received by January 25th

Maximum registration: 12
Jo Campbell Amsler

9am to 4pm

All Levels

Spray bottle, bucket for water, old hand towel, scissors, awl, pencil, tape measure 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 28, 2020
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Whisks, Scrubbers and Cobwebbers

Do you think brooms are just used for sweeping floors?! In this one-day class you’ll learn that is not the case as we make hand whisk brooms, small brooms for the kitchen such as pot scrubbers and veggie brushes, and long skinny cobweb brooms for reaching into those high dark corners. Using traditional broomcorn, students will learn a variety of methods for making these small brooms with experienced broom maker Marybeth Garmoe – all which incorporate weaving broomcorn! Students will explore the usefulness of this old craft, find a new appreciation for the various decorative and functional styles of brooms, and leave prepared to take on further broom making projects with confidence–not to mention a handful of small brooms ready to work and beautiful enough to hang on a wall! Varies $105 - member
$125 - Non-Member

 Registration Deadline: March 14th, 2020

Maximum registration: 12
Marybeth Garmoe

Grand Marais, MN

8:30 am to 4:00pm

All Levels

Instructor will provide all necessary tools

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, 2020
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Small Williamsburg Basket

18th century Williamsburg, Virginia (located about 150 miles south of Washington D.C.) is said to be the area this particular basket originated. This basket is known for the bowing shape of the handle and thus the overall shape of the basket. Basket making was an essential part of daily life, considered a domestic activity. Baskets of every shape and size were needed in and out of the home. 7" Diameter x 9" H
(top of handle)
Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00

Registration deadline April 11

Maximum registration: 12
Debbie Johnson

9am to 2pm

All Levels

Spray bottle, bucket for water, old hand towel, scissors, awl, pencil, tape measure 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 May 30, 2020
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

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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)
Previous Years

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