Basketry

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Basketry – Pine Needle – Coiling II - JoElla Manning
Closed coiling is a traditional style of core wrapping, enhanced with radiating or repeat motifs that highlight texture, color, and pattern. After shaping a round or oval center, we will coil with raffia. Your choice of various cording hemp, or waxed linen is made available for purchase. Various core materials will be discussed and made available. Expect to complete 2 small baskets or 1 to 2 medium baskets.  All levels welcome. Lab fee includes material to complete 2 baskets.  Additional materials are available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Basketry – Pine Needle – Open Coiling I - JoElla Manning
Learn the art of coiling pine needles while stitching a decorative yet functional basket, worthy of a keepsake or gift. We will work with cabochons or choice of various centers to begin. Have fun matching threads, styles of stich-work, beads, dyed pine needles and other embellishments of your choice for your creation. Expect to complete 1-2 small to medium size baskets. All levels welcome. Lab fee includes materials to complete 2 baskets. Additional materials are available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-+
Prerequisites: None

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Basketry I - Alma Lambert
Baskets made this session will be a cathead basket, a market basket, a teacup basket and a napkin basket. The cathead basket starts out with a square base and ends up round at the top. Turned upside down, it resembles the head of a cat. It is a purely decorative basket. The market basket carries casseroles and other treasurers. The teacup basket is for tea bag storage and is a giant teacup. The napkin basket is decorated in overlays and will be made last so you can incorporate new techniques learned during the week. Shaping, twining and other techniques tips and tricks will be taught. All tools will be furnished. Lab fee covers all materials needed for the class and a twenty-page booklet of weaving techniques.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-+
Prerequisites: None

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Basketry I - Joan Stoneham
Nothing is as spectacular as a hand-crafted basket designed and woven by you, which is both useful and artistic. Elevate the ordinary basket with various shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of your choice. Flat reed and round reed in various colors and sizes, canes, cords, fibers, and naturals will be available to you. Multiple weaving techniques and an array of materials ensures no two baskets will be alike. Absolutely no previous experience necessary. Lab fee covers use of all tools, basket scissors, lashers, packers, spray bottles, basins, towels, sponges, tape measures, clothes pins, electrical ties, crimpers, and several scarves, as well as folders including Joan's original patterns and various handouts of braiding and weaving techniques to enhance your baskets. Also included is use of different tones of basket spray to finish your basket and achieve a professional appearance.

Lab Fee: $65.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $55 per basket
Prerequisites: None

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Basketry I - Lorraine Garcia
This class is for the beginning student. Award-winning instructor Lorraine Garcia teaches basket making and so much more. Learn different weaves and techniques to make stylish, fun, and functional baskets that really stand out. You will create four different types of baskets using hand-dyed reed to enhance their beauty. Basket styles vary every year. All supplies and tools needed to create these wonderful baskets are supplied but remember to bring your enthusiasm.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-+
Prerequisites: None

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Miniature Basket Necklaces - Joan Stoneham
These wearable miniature baskets are created by twining with #4 waxed linen. Incorporating a little accent color and beads adds pizazz to each basket. Corresponding beads in the neckpiece is the final touch to these wearable pieces of art. Expect to make 3-5 baskets. Lab fee includes many choices of colored waxed linen, packers, handouts, original patters, needles and thread. Beads will be available for sale per students’ “choice” of colors, shapes and sizes.

Lab Fee: $145.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-+
Prerequisites: None

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