Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild
Class Schedule for 2012
Saturday January 28, 2012
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Felted Vessels 

Learn the fascinating art of seamless, three-dimensional wet felting. No knitting or sewing required, use wool roving and other natural fibers to felt a small vessel to hold flowers, keys, chocolates, or to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose bright or natural colors, then sculpt your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary. Well be working with water, so dress for mess.
 

Approximately 6" x 6" x 6", each piece is unique!

$48.00 Leslie Granbeck

4-5  hours

All levels welcome1111

Please Bring:

2-3 old hand towels, an old bath towel, sharp scissors and a plastic bag to carry home wet items. Optional: apron (waterproof or cloth)

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Gaylene - A Colorful, Herringbone Tote  

A simple twill pattern with self-made, wrapped handles. Classic, beautiful and functional ---- What more needs to be said?
 

5"x13"x7"tall

$40.00 Jo Guttormson

4-5  hours

Advanced beginner - students ready to try a simple twill.

Please Bring:

Regular weaving tools, spoke weight, towel

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Eileen's Casserole Basket 

This basket uses a 10 x 12 "D" handle and twill weave to create a beautiful basket to carry your filled 9 x 13 casserole pan. It is perfect for carrying cakes, bars or a hot dish to a gathering.
 
Pattern owner:   Eileen Spilman
 

15 L x 10 W x 4 H
(12 handle height)

$30.00 Jill Scarpari

5  hours

Advanced beginner

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

Saturday February 25, 2012
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

"Dizzy" 

Uff-da, you may get dizzy looking too long at this one! Lots of interest created by combining round and flat reed. An oval base, spiraled wire bail handle and interchanging black and natural make this fun, interesting, and an optical illusion. Oval 12 x 9 x 9 high + handle. Fun for everyone. $47.00
 

Oval
12 x 9 x 9 H  + handle

$47.00 Ellie Lida

4-5  hours

All levels welcome

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Jeremiah Basket 

This is a rugged and sturdy basket. Gather applies, display pine cones, stuff with yarn, sewing, etc.  Hang from a hook and see the unique design on the bottom.  A sure favorite to use regularly.
Pattern owner: designed by Helen Mitchom.

10" x 10" base 14" high handle

$36.00 Alice Ford

6-7  hours

All levels welcome

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

Saturday March 24, 2012
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Hamper Basket

This large basket is well suited for use as a hamper or for blanket storage. Experience working with larger size baskets is a plus, but your desire to create a functional large basket is necessary. Note it does have 2 rims to complete and leather handles.
 
 

17W x 20L x 20H

$70.00 Paul Scarpari

7  hours

Intermediate

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Olive Vase  

This beautiful vase is taught with the permission of its creator, Susan Coyle. A lovely twill pattern spirals up the sides to form a functional vase around a glass container. Fun to weave, beautiful to use.
 

3"diam. x 6"h

$35.00 Jo Guttormson

4  hours

Advanced beginners, some twill experience helpful

Please Bring:

Small weaving tools and clips, super glue

Saturday April 28, 2012
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Pine Needle Basket

This is a beautiful coiled pine needle basket with an agate center.  You will be able to finish this basket in the size shown (you can have enough material to make it larger, but you would not be able to finish a larger basket the same day)
 
 

5 x 4.5"

$60.00 Connie Ryks

6  hours

Advanced Beginner

 

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Double Walled Shaker
Cats Head Basket
 

This Shaker Cats Head Basket has a solid green inner basket with a twill woven on the outer basket. If time permits, students can add a band of French Randing.

Approx. 9 -10 X 13-14 X 8 - 9 high. No handle

$55.00 Janet Olney

6-8  hours

Advanced

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Wastepaper Basket  

Made almost entirely of recycled materials, this basket is woven of hand-painted cardboard, decorated with colorful shipping tape or nylon cord. Weavers may choose from sets of cardboard strips painted in bright, adventurous colors.  Please bring 2 yards of heavy button thread and a large-eye needle to carry it. (The thread won't show when the basket is finished).  Also: a hot glue gun if you have one; shears, clothespins, tape measure and pencil. Pattern owner credit: English basket maker, Lois Walpole in "Creative Basket Making"
 

9"diam. x 10"h

$29.00 Cynthia Stuck

5  hours

All Levels

Please Bring:

See Description:  

Button Thread, a large needle, hot glue gun, shears, clothespins, tape measure, pencil

Saturday May 19, 2012 (Please note this date change)
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Color Play

This beautiful basket is woven on a black walnut base with natural reed in an intermediate or advanced design. The design is then accented, as much or as little as you want, with different combinations of space dyed colors, making an interesting look to the basket. Students will have fun picking out their different colors of space dyed. The basket is lashed with waxed linen thread. Some embellishment may need to be finished outside of class. A simpler twill will be offered as well as the one picture.  This is Susan Coyles own pattern
 
 

9W x 5L x 3.5H

$40.00 Susan Coyle

6+  hours (lash at home)

Intermediate / Advanced 

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Laurie's Tribute Basket

Very large and sturdy basket due to heavy laced runners running along the bottom of the basket. Different colors available for the accent or make it natural. Double hand carved oak swing handles make the basket easy to carry in from the garden. This would also make a great picnic basket due to the double handles for stability.
 

19" x 13" x  4"H

$62.00 Bob Coyle

6+  hours (lash at home)

Intermediate

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

Summer Event - July 27, 28, 29, 2012
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Saturday September 22, 2012 (Please note this date change)
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Oval Basket with Overlay

This is an oval bowl/basket made of round reed.  It has a square plaited base, twined sides, a top trac border, with a woven bottom border. 
 
 

6W x 9L x 4H

$38.00 Linda Wilcox

5-6  hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools, an awl is helpful

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Vintage Cane Waste Basket

This cane waste basket has a distinct vintage look.  It is woven with a continuous weave on a plastic liner which is included in the price of the class.  The pattern is owned by Molly Stahlke.
 
 

11½ H x 6½ x 9½

$20.00 Molly Stahlke

5-6  hours

Advanced Beginner

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

 13th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 27, 2012
  Description Cost Time

The 12th 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!

$10.00 for a set of cards, additional cards available.

Food also available for purchase.

Doors open at 11:a.m.

Bingo starts at noon

 Saturday November 17, 2012
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Christmas Jingles

An eye-catching basket with an ear-catching sound!  The center of each Christmas flower is a golden jingle bell.  Learn to create curls with maple strips. The filled base woven over a set-in handle will hold even your smallest Christmas treasures.  A festive top-knot decorate the handle.  Pattern owner: Karen Kotecki.
 
 

Base: 10x12
Height: 4
Height with handle 10

$60.00 Karen Kotecki

6-8  hours

Intermediate

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Midnight Enchantment

Start this basket with a wood base, attach to a mold and shaping is easy. Then you can concentrate on learning triple twining with a step-up, inserting overlays, and weaving the arrow pattern.  Lash with a blanket stitch using wax linen.
 
NOTE:   The spokes are glued to the rim row in this basket. Students must bring their own Insta-Set Glue Purple label, and Insta-Cure accelerator.

Pattrern credit: Debbie Mroczenski
 
 

12" Diameter
5" High

$60.00 Debbie Mroczenski

6-8  hours

Intermediate 

Please Bring:

Regular basketmaking tools

See note in description

Annual Christmas Party - Saturday December ?, 2012

  Description Time
  Annual Christmas Party, business meeting, potluck, and basket swap. Bring a food item to share and a basket to swap. This is another event you won't want to miss! 8:30- Noon

End of Class/Event Schedule for 2012

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