Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule - 2019/2020 Season

Registrations are to be received by registration deadline indicated for each class.

Registration information and form can be found in the "Forms" tab above.
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

Fun Twill
Storage Basket

Starting with an oak base, students will weave a simple twill pattern with lovely variegated reed. Two or three colors of reed will be available to choose from. The rim is leather. There will also be many FUN leather colors to choose from, to match your variegated reed. End with a FUN embellishment of natural fibers, pods, stones and turquoise, or… if you have something at home you would like to incorporate, bring it along!!

Marlene Meyer is from Minong, WI. Marlene has been weaving and teaching for close to 40 years. While her designs have changed many times, her genre has always been identifiable. Marlene loves to work with many different textures and natural fibers. Wintering in Arizona over the past 10 years, desert textures and fibers now influenced her work. Marlene has several galleries carrying her work and she is doing a studio tour in Tubac, Arizona March, 2020.
5"x2.5"x7" High

Members: $65.00
Non-Members: $80.00

Marlene Meyer

9:00 am to
2:00 pm

All Levels

Spray bottle, bucket for water, old hand towel, scissors, awl, pencil, tape measure and clothespins or clamps.

Instacure Glue will also be needed.  If you do not have any, Marlene will have some available for purchase during class
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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