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18C Thu- 6pm-10pm
Fri- 8am-3pm

Canterbury Tatting Basket
Joyce Bolton Smith

Woven over a rectangular mold with brown ash. One of my favorite Shaker baskets. Special Tools: Copper clips, small packing tool.

9" x 7" x 6"

10 hrs.      $165.00

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2C Thur- 6pm-10pm

Small Country Bread Basket
JoAnn Kelly Catsos

Weave with precisely prepared black ash splint over a wooden mold. Great intro to weaving with black ash. Learn to chase weave, insert ear handles and lash a maple rim. Student toolbox provided.

4-1/4" dia x 2" deep

hrs.      $62.00

4F Thur-6pm-10pm

Back to Basics
Cathy Cupp

8" Melon Basket. Had a bad experience with ribbed baskets? Learn beginning basics that make ribbed baskets fun.

8" dia x 8" high

4 hrs.      $27.00

6D Thur-6pm-10pm

Lacey Shadows
Debra Hammond

Basket begins with a split-spoke base. Basket foot and bi-spoking will be taught Side pattern develops while weaving a continuous, twined twill. Basket top finishes with wood beads and a rolled border. Special Tools: Awl.

6" dia x 3.5" high

4 hrs.      $45.00

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7D Thur-6pm-9pm

Marbling Workshop
Venie Hinson

Marbling is the art of floating colors on a solution, then combing through the "stones" to create wonderful, colorful patterns. Watch a lecture/demo on "how to marble", including chemicals, equipment and preperations required. Then it's YOUR turn to have fun! Create your own marbling patterns in a tray large enough to hold your choice of 3 poplar strips or a silk scarf. Keep all 3, or trade with others in the group. Special Tools: container to carry wet project.

All Levels
3 hrs.      $25.00

8G Thur 6pm-9pm

Doll or Teddy Chair
Thomas Holtkamp

You will have a choice of chair, pattern and materials. These chairs fit small Teddy's and up to American Girl Dolls. This is a fun and creative project.

size will vary

2-3 hrs.         $40.00 

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9D Thur 6pm-10pm

Bread Trug
Gail Hutchinson

Beautiful parquet bottom! Learn three rod-wale, chase weave, overlays, increasing and decreasing. Hand shaping will be stressed. Special Tools: cable ties are helpful.

17-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 4" t

4 hrs.      $69.00

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13A Thur 6pm-10pm

Angel Wing Broom
Mary Normand

Students will use broom corn and cord to create a hand broom with an over layed handle made with broom corn stems. Special Tools: sharp knife and scissors.

16" x 12" x 2"

4 hrs.      $35.00

14C Thur-6pm-10pm

Teneriffe Jasmine Basket
Dianne Masi and Dory Maier

A teneriffe pine needle basket as cute as this is worth a try! Start by learning teneriffe needle weaving in a stepped design and then create your basket around it with pine needle coiling. Add the jasmine handle at the end. Special Tools: small sharp scissors.

5" d x 6" h with handle


4 hrs.      $35.00

20D Thur 6pm-10pm

Elegant Grace
Mary Smith Stokes

Students may learn how to hand carve their own handle or use one provided to top off this open storage basket, which can be used for many purposes, such as sewing, mail, bread or fill as a gift basket. Shaping techniques will be stressed using stop'n go weaving with color and design choices and topped with an "x" wrapped rim.

10" x 8" x 5-1/2"
(9" handle height)

4 hrs.      $38.50

21A Thur 6pm-10pm

Beaded Bark-Small Version

Polly Adams Sutton

Weave this asymetrical cedar bark basket with wire, strung with drop beads. The basket is finished with a folded border. Special Tools: scissors, squirt bottle, small clips.

2" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"

4 hrs.      $84.00

23D Thur 6pm-10pm

My First Successful Cathead
Tika Tucker

Conquer the elegant cathead with technique, not gimmicks. We will learn to form sharp ears, then experiment with shaping, using continuous weave.

8" dia x 4' high

4 hrs.      $40.00

6E Fri-8am-3pm

Jewels in the Sand
Debra Hammond

Basket begins with an overlayed base woven with triple randing and twining. To shape the sides, you will use 3-rod wale and 4-rod coils. Special art beads become the "jewels" before finishing with a scalloped, rolled border.

9" dia x 3 " high

6 hrs.      $55.00

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11B Fri-8am-3pm

Small Tray with Insert Brenda McCall

A small tray/insert with unusual filler endings and some twining. Pottery handle will be used.

8" x 12" x 3-1/2"

6 hrs.     $45.00

14D Fri 8am-3pm

Creative Gourd Class
Dianne Masi and Dory Maier

Let your imagination run wild! What you would like to learn...we would like to teach you! You absolutely must have previous pine needle coiling, i.e. how to start your coil on a gourd. Wrapping, floating, couching, teneriffe, knotless netting, beads and feathers. You name it and we'll do it! Come and join the fun! Special Tools: sharp scissors.

Approx. 9-1/4" dia x 5" H

6 hrs.      $55.00

21B Fri 8am-3pm

Diagonal Cedar
Polly Adams Sutton

Using wire and ash over cedar bark spokes, this basket will be twined, employing two techniques of X's. A diagonally visual line will be created. Special Tools: packing tool, squirt bottle and scissors.

3-1/2" x 3" x 3"

6 hrs.      $112.00

25C Fri 8am-3pm

Forest Friend
Sandy Whalen

A traditional oval willow basket using standard willow techniques. It's woven in warm bark colors. Special Tools: bring 2 bath or beach towels.

12" x 8" x 13" high with handle

6 hrs.      $65.00

27C Fri 8am-3pm

Messina Necklace and Earrings
Judy Wilson

Create these three pieces to show off your weaving talents! Basket necklace & earrings are coiled with silk thread over paper rush. Students can choose from copper or sterling silver beads. Many choices of thread color. Class will cover coiling techniques, hand positions, neatness and shaping. Ear wires are sterling silver. Should finish one or more pieces in class. Special Tools: sharp embroidery scissors, personal light
necklace-1-1/2" x 1-1/4" earrings-1-1/2" x 1-1/4"

6hrs.      $35.00

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1A Fri 8am-4pm

Appalachian Market
Jane McCall Brinkman

Basket is woven in smoked and natural reed with seagrass shadow-weave. Begin with wrapped handle with a staggered pattern. Weaving is in start/stop rows with smoked reed overlays.

10" w x 25" l x 8" h
(14" h with handle)

7 hrs.          $55.00

2E Fri 8am-5pm

Cracker Basket
JoAnn Kelly Catsos

Weave with precisely prepared black ash splint over a wooden mold. Whiter sapwood weavers and brown heartwood stakes are complimented by the single lashed cherry rims. Student toolbox provided.

12" l x 5" w x 2-1/2" deep

8 hrs.        $105.00

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7C Fri 8am-5pm

Shoshone Sunset
Venie Hinson

This double walled basket features an interior space-dyed in northwest Indian colors and an exterior in natural colored reed, with a Shoshone chevron pattern created with french randing bordered by a combination 4-rod/reverse patterning. The 4-rod waling/reverse is repeated near the top. The challenge in this basket is in the shaping as well as 4-rod waling. Top with a unique 8-strand braid to complete.

11" h x 13" dia

8 hrs.      $82.00

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8D Fri 8am-5pm

Porch Weave Lace Stool
Thomas Holtkamp

This is a simple over-under porch weave done using narrow binder cane. It is open and airy! It has a shelf on the lower rungs. This is pretty and useful.

16" x 18" x 19" high

All level
8hrs.      $70.00

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9A Fri 8am-5pm

Belted in Brown
Gail Hutchinson

This cathead basket is woven in brown and natural reed. Learn a step-up, three rod-wale, and overlays. Hand shaping will be stressed. Rims are lashed with waxed linen. A unique oak and walnut handle finished this basket. Special Tools: several grit sizes of sandpaper, cable ties.

10" x 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" t w/o handle

8 hrs.         $82.00

16F Fri 8am-5pm

Brown Beaded Tote
Sharon Plumpe

This basket has lots of personality! Woven on an oval base, add accents with two rows of beaded trim, 1/4" dyed reed and dyed triple twine. Basket is finished off with two woven fashion handles. Special Tools: clothes pins, small clamps.

13-1/2" l x 6" w x 9" h

8 hrs.          $48.00


17B Fri. 8am-5pm

Eyeglass Nantucket
Joni Dee Ross

A wonderful Nantucket with many uses, this was designed to hold eyeglasses. Handcrafted Cherry base and rim are used w/cane staves and weavers. A traditional oblong rim w/brass escutcheon pins complete the basket. Learn to apply "Foolpoof" Nantucket rims! Mold not included in cost of kit. Special Tools: sharp knife.

8-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 3-1/4"

8 hrs.      $90.00

20J  Fri. 8am-5pm

Vegetable/Fruit Picking Basket
Mary Smith Stokes

This double based basket has an internal dome for weight distribution and air circulation. Using flat oval for both spokes and weavers to create a very durable basket, you'll learn chase weaving with an emphasis on shaping and hints to reduce the bulk of flat oval. The finished rim is half round and has an attached hand-carved oak Taghkanic swing handle.

12" dia x 12" h

8 hrs.      $64.50

23A Fri 8am-5pm

Pralines and Cream
Tika Tucker

Fourth in the "Ice Cream" series, Pralines and Cream is built on a finely finished wooden base, tightly twined and chase woven. Emphasis is on the difficulties of exaggerated shaping and will stress techniques for producing quality twining and a nearly invisible rim overlap. Lashed with waxed linen. More difficult than it looks. No beginners, please. May not finish in class. Special Tools: Heavy clamps and tiny clamps, if you have them.

15" x 12-1/2" x 6" h

8-9 hrs.      $70.00

28D Fri. 8am-5pm

Buddy Basket
Karen Zane

Shaping a rib basket is emphasized in this class. Have to trim and insert ribs, techniques in weaving are stressed. Sufficient instructions will be given to finish the basket at home.

5" w x 9" l x 9" h w/handle

8 hrs.      $55.00

11A Sat. 8am-3pm

Chain of Hearts
Brenda McCall

A square basket in two colors-natural and a heart of color. Twill weave base and sides with cast iron handles. A fun basket if you like twill weaving. Some twill experience is a plus!

6-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 3-3/4"

6 hrs.      $40.00

14J Sat. 8am-5pm

Your Gourd Class
Dianne Masi and Dory Maier

Students choose two of the following gourds

Philly Gourd Learn pine needle coiling on a gourd.  Wheat and wrapped stitches are used to do twists and turns, Floating coils and knotless netting.  Then form a philodendron sheath around the base and add feathers off the wrapped coil.  Choice of colors  Approx. 6”d X 5”h

Small Fruit Bowl Gourd.   Pine needle coil around the side of a cut gourd doing wheat stitch and floating coil, then bead around the opening.  Put a ring on the bottom and a copper coil in the “nose" and you're all done.  Choice of colors .  Appro.11”l X 6”w X 5”h

Gourd and Pine Needle Bowl .  Like ice cream and hot fudge, gourds and pine needles were meant to be together.  The whipstitch and wrapped stitch will be taught when applying pine needles to your gourd.  Floating and twisted coils will add extra dimension and beads and geode will add extra beauty.  Approximately 7”d X 3"h

Students will need small sharp scissors.
Beginner 8 hrs.     $75.00

17A  Sat. 8am-3pm

Nantucket Budvase
Joni Dee Ross

Learn to create a pattern in your Nantucket. Time will be spent discussing twills or steps. Dyed black ash staves help the pattern stand out. A slip on rim finishes the basket. Special Tools: sharp knife.

7-3/4" x 2-1/2"
without handles

6 hrs.      $55.00

25D Sat. 8am-3pm

Bread Bed
Sandy Whalen

Nervous about trying a willow project? This one is for you! Very simple over/under weave, but the fun comes in deciding what dyed seagrass to use. These colors are then used in the handles! Special Tools: 1 big beach/bath towel.

7" x 23"

6 hrs.      $75.00

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27B Sat. 8am-3pm

Metal Beaded Bowl Grande
Judy Wilson

Create this larger tray with many colors of metal. Beads are sterling silver, copper and glass. Center is twined with copper wire. Emphasis in class will be on twining techniques, tension and shaping. Special Tools: sharp embroidery scissors, personal light.

4-3/4" across x 1-1/4" deep

6 hrs.      $46.00

1B Sat. 8am-5pm

Twilled Canister
with Lid
Jane Brinkman

Basket is woven on wooden base using chase-twill, start/stop and features double rims. Lid is woven around a wooden base and shaped to fit snuggly over top of canister. Shaping of both basket and lid are emphasized.

9" dia x 10" H

Intermediate/ Advanced
8 hrs.      $55.00

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2A  Sat. 8am-5pm

Small Elegance
JoAnn Kelly Catsos

Weave with finely prepared black ash splint over a wooden mold. Learn the quadrafoil twill while weaving with whiter sapwood weavers over brown heartwood stakes. Single lash the maple rim to complete this elegant basket. Student toolbox will be provided. Twill experience required.

6-1/4" dia x 3" deep

8 hrs.      $95.00

6C  Sat. 8am-5pm

Midnight Mist
Debra Hammond

Basket begins w/a split-spoke base. Shaping while weaving a variety of patterns will be stressed. Basket top has a wide rolled border. Unique pattern is completed with waxed linen overlays. Special Tools: awl.

6" widest dia. x 7-1/2" h

8 hrs.      $75.00

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7E Sat. 8am-5pm

Cherry Seagrass Lidded Knitting Basket
Venie Hinson

The shape of this graceful basket is created by weaving over pre-shaped spokes, cut from cherry splint. Sides are woven in a combination of chase and plain weave, with thin seagrass through paper-thin maple curls to create the distinct undulating pattern on the sides of the basket and on the lid. Learn a great way to form a center lid opening, perfect for pulling yarn ends through. May require extra time. Base pre-started.
10” h x 12" dia
8 hrs.      $89.00
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8B Sat. 8am-5pm

Your Pattern-Your Stool-Your Choice
Thomas Holtkamp

Both stool patterns  work from a chart using ¼” dyed and natural material.  You must provide an e-mail address so we can communicate concerning your design choice–

Your Pattern Stool design can be  initials, school logos, monograms, special events, pets, and anything else you can imagine.  The finished size is 14” X14” X12” high.  This is your chance to be creative.
8hrs.      $65.00

Royal Hawaii stool is finished in cranberry with an authentic Hawaiian design.  It is truly dramatic.  16” x 13” x 13” H

8 hrs.      $70.00

9B  Sat. 8am-5pm

Weaving the Wave
Gail Hutchinson

Have fun with the wave! Learn three rod-wale with 2 step-up, increasing and decreasing and stack weaving. Lash the rim with waxed linen. Handshaping will be stressed. Special Tools: sharp scissors, cable ties

7" dia x 7-1/4" t w/o handle
8 hrs.      $75.00

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16C Sat. 8am-5pm

Valley of the Sun
Sharon Plumpe

This basket is woven on an oval wood base and has a lovely undulating twill design. Weaving techniques are 2/2 twill, twining, triple twining and 4 rod-wale. You will learn to decrease the ends of basket while adding color. Bead embellishment will be provided.

10" L x 8" W x 7" H

8 hrs.      $48.00

18B Sat. 8am-5pm

Shaker Bureau Basket Joyce Bolton Smith

Woven with brown ash. Lovely size to sit on dresser or chest. Special Tools: copper clips, small packing tool.

7-1/2" x 5" x 3-3/4"

8 hrs.      $85.00


20H Sat. 8am-5pm

Sarah's Split Twill Carrier
Mary Smith Stokes

This twilled carrier has a slotted, solid wood base with an inserted 8"x 12" rectangluar, hoop handle. Students will learn basic techniques to insert, taper and secure spokes as they transition to a split, 2/2 twill weave w/twill weaving options. Shaping and measuring techniques will be stressed as well as rim finishing options. This class provides lots to learn for the beginner and good reinforcement for the accomplished weaver.

17" x 12" x 5-1/2"t
(8"t w/handle)

8 hrs.      $71.00

21C  Sat. 8am-5pm

Overlay of Cedar Bark
Polly Adams Sutton

Using western red cedar bark as the structure this basket will be twined with NW sweetgrass, using a skip stitch technique. Overlays of cedar bark will accent the surface that will undulate from the tension of the twining. May not be finished in class. Special Tools: squirt bottle, packing tool, scissors., old towel.

Approx. 3-1/2" x 4" x 5"

8 hrs.      $124.00

23B  Sat. 8am-5pm

Night Sky
Tika Tucker

Night Sky is an elegant oval cathead. While focusing on shaping, we will do Japanese twill weave, three rod arrows, chase weave and will lash half-round rims with waxed linen. Special Tools: Bring heavy clamps if you have them.

10" x 13" x 8" H

8 hrs.      $60.00

28B  Sat. 8am-5pm

Antler Basket
Karen Zane

Working with an antler, learning to shape and trim ribs are the emphasis in this class. Drilling techniques will be discussed. Various colors will be available. Sufficient instructions to finish at home.

Approx. 6-8" Antler

8 hrs.      $80.00

14G  Sun.8am-noon

Shell Pine Needle Dish
Dianne Masi and Dory Maier

Three basic stitches to be taught in this class will be the whipstitch, wrap stitch and wheat stitch. Students will learn to start their Pine Needle Dish on a flat sliced shell adding a total of four shells to form the base of the dish. The student will also learn how to form the sided of the dish to complete the project.

1-1/4" h x 6" dia

4 hrs.      $38.00

23E Sun. 8am-noon

Small Mat
Tika Tucker

This piece LOOKS difficult but is quite easy and makes a unique gift. It is both layered and woven, using three or four colors. The mat is bound by two rows of waxed linen twining. Imagination in trimming is encouraged. Pressure mounted. LOTS of color combinations, matboard and frame choices.

8" x 10"

4 hrs.      $55.00

2B  Sun. 8am-2pm

Country Cat
JoAnn Kelly Catsos

Weave w/black ash splint over a wooden mold. Learn basic black ash basketry techniques (laying up a base, change weaving, inserting handle, lashing hardwood rim) while making sturdy useable country basket. Student toolbox will be provided.

6-1/4" dia x 9"t w/handle

6 hrs.      $85.00

6B  Sun. 8am-2pm

Midnight Buffet
Debra Hammond

Basket begins w/a slotted wood base. Multiple techniques are woven on the flat oval spokes. Basket is completed with an unususal waxed linen lashing.

6” at the rim

6 hrs.      $65.00

7I  Sun. 8am-2pm

Seagrass Curls
Venie Hinson

This basket will challenge and develop your shaping skills, but worth the effort. Begin with a unique "twine and sew" round base, then chase weave and plain weave the sides. Finish off with side handles and add an outside rim entirely made of seagrass. Add traditional curls but with seagrass intertwined through the curls. May require extra time.

9" x 15" with handles

6 hrs.      $65.00

8A Sun.8am-2pm

Let's Rush
Thomas Holtkamp

A saddle stool woven in the traditional rush pattern using either paper or prepared natural rush.

16" x 12" x 18" h

6 hrs.      $70.00

9C Sun. 8am-2pm

Joanne's Herringbone Twill
Gail Hutchinson

Woven on a mold with hamburg cane. This little jewel is so much fun! Learn a twill and a herringbone rim.

5-1/4" dia x 3" t

6 hrs.      $73.00

16A Sun.8am-2pm

Motion Waves
Sharon Plumpe

This colorful basket is woven on round wood base with lots of personality. Weaving techniques include twining, triple twining, triple arrow weave and special wave effect. Add the unique handle for finishing touch. Special Tools: small clamps, clothespins.

10" dia x 12" w/handle

Beginner/ Intermediate
6 hrs.      $50.00

17C  Sun.8am-2pm

Nantucker Coaster
Joni Dee Ross

This delightful, easy Nantucket was designed to hold the wetstone coasters or an open bottle of chilled wine. I made them for the men in our daughter's wedding. The class comes with the mold and enough material to make 2 coaster baskets. Special Tools: sharp knife.

5-1/2" x 3"

6 hrs.      $130.00

18A  Sun.8am-2pm

Victorian Trumpfry
Joyce Bolton Smith

Woven on the business card mold with brown ash. Students will shape both the handle and rims. Special Tools: small packing tool, copper clips.

4-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

6 hrs.      $55.00

20B Sun. 8am-2pm

Rolling Pin Wall Pouch
Mary Smith Stokes

Select from a vast assortment of rolling pins, one which reflects your kitchen and learn techniques to form an attached, rib-style pouch to hold kitchen gadgets or favorite recipes, mail, note pad or silk plants! Students will learn shaping by the forming of primary and insertions of secondary ribs, filling, turning back and packing options. Coordinating and contrasting dyed reed choices available.

10" x 3" x 12" w/handle

Beginner /Intermediate
6 hrs.      $55.50

25B Sun.8am-2pm

Swirl Willow Tray
Sharon Whalen

The dramatic swirl of this tray is achieved by using different colors of bark and peeled willow. A shallow edge is added to incorporate two raised handles. The strength of willow makes a perfect tray that looks great on a wall when not in use. Special Tools: 2 big bath/beach towels.

18" across 1" high

6 hrs.      $77.00

27A Sun.8am-2pm

Sedona Coailed Beaded Basket
Judy Wilson

Step out of your box and make this great beaded basket. Students will start with a completed coiled base, then peyote bead the entire basket sides. (One base will be completed by instructor, for a fast start in class). Base will be demonstrated, then second base started by student in class. 2nd base to be completed at home. Choice of 4 colors of coiled base and background color. Kit makes two complete baskets. Beads are larger, size 8/o beads. May not finish in class. Special Tools: sharp embroidery scissors, personal light.

2-1/4" across x 1-1/4" deep

6 hrs.      $52.00

28A  Sun. 8am-2pm

Little Rib Basket
Karen Zane

This is a hands-on lecture. Make a Gods-eye and learn the importance of framing a rib basket. Trimming and inserting primary and secondary ribs are the focal point. You will be able to fill in your own basket.

6" w x 8" h w/handle x 11"l

6 hrs.      $55.00

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