Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule for 2018

Please register in advance for all classes, so that the instructors can plan for adequate supplies.
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Saturday January 27, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

The Rim Rocks!

This basket is a study in shaping. Starting with an 8" wooden base and weaving to a 10" x 1-1/4" ring for the outer rim drives the shape of the basket. Finish with a fancy lashing. This is a very sturdy basket.

Created by Jill Scarpari

H: 8-3/4" x 10" x 10" $45 Member

$50 for Non-Member
Jill Scarpari

6 hours

Advanced
Beginner

Regular basket tools (spray bottle, bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, 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 24, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Spalted Birch Bowl

This is a simple bowl style basket that looks dramatic because of the unusual base, decorative rim, and wooden bead accents. The bases are slices of a birch tree that looks like lines have ben painted on it because of the spalting.

A functional/decorative basket that is woven with a wooden base in chase weave and finished with a pie cruse rim. The base is about 5" with a rim of 9" and the finished basket measuring 5"x9"x4"

This basket is appropriate for every skill level. Skills used in this basket are: twining with RR and Seagrass, chase weave, shaping of the basket, lashing, and adding accents. It will take about 3-4 hours. the wooden bead accents are added while you weave.

Created by Della Pleski
Approximately 5"x9"x4" $40 Member

$45 for Non-Member
Della Pleski

3-4 hours

All levels are welcome

Regular basket tools (spray bottle, bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, 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 24, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Special Presenter

 

Please note: keep watching this web site for an upcoming announcement of the special presenter.       

 

 

 
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)
Note:  April's class will be on Saturday May 5, 2018 due to a special event at the Textile Center
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

New York, New York

 

Sleek and sophisticated, we start with a slender slotted ash base. The many narrow spokes create tightly woven sides resulting in a heavy-duty basket. Overlays, paired triple randing, and a swirly detail finish it off. Color choices. Topped with a pair of beautiful long leather straps. Finish it by lashing the rim with waxed linen for durability.

Created by Ellie Lida
Approximately 10"W x 16"L x 11"H $70 Member

$75 for  Non-Member 
Ellie Lida

6-8 hours

Intermediate

Regular basket tools (spray bottle, bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, 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 19, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Sylvan Lake Wastebasket

 

Useful and fun to weave, this basket has interesting variety including a triple twine zigzag in a choice of colors. Approximately 5"x8"x10" H $38 Member

$43 for  Non-Member 
Jo Guttormson

4-5 hours

All Levels are welcome

Regular basket tools (spray bottle, bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, 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 September 22, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Apps, Eggs, or Pie! Tray

This versatile basket is fun to weave and useful to own. Woven on a large wooden base, the class includes 2 inserts, one for appetizers and one for eggs. There will be color choices and it is topped with an intricate (but easy) lashing technique. 13" x 2.5" $45 Member

$50 Non-Member 
Jo Guttormson

5-6 hours

Beginner

Regular basket tools (spray bottle, bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, and clothespins).

Bring super glue and medium size tapestry needle.
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)
 19th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 27, 2018
  Description Cost Time
2014 Basket Bingo

The 19th 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!

 

Doors open at 11:a.m.

Bingo starts at noon

Saturday November 17, 2018
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Japanese Style Weaving on Rocks

Flat rocks - "skipping rocks" - from various locales will be available for learning how to weave on rocks. Cane of various shades and sizes will be available, as well as "bling" if so desired. Bring your own bling if you wish. The designs that can be created are endless and each one is unique! Size varies from
3"x3" to 4"x4"
$15 for 1st rock, $5 for 2nd (Member)

$20 for 1st rock, $5 for 2nd (Member)
Jill Scarpari and Della Pleski

2-3 hours

All Levels are welcome

Regular basket tools (bucket for water, towel, scissors, awl, 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)

Annual Holiday Party - Saturday December 8, 2018

Description Time
MBWG Annual
Christmas Party






Weave a gift basket for the Alexander House (weaving supplies will be available), enjoy a pot luck, participate in the MBWG Annual Meeting, AND enjoy a basket exchange!

Bring a food item for the potluck and a basket for the exchange.  This is a fun seasonal weaving / eating / chatting / gift exchange event you will not want to miss!

8:30- Noon
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