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Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule - 2021/2022 Season

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Guild will not be meeting in person through at least December 2021.   For the safety of patrons and staff, Textile Center is open by appointment only. Until we can meet again in person, classes will be conducted via Zoom.  We hope you will participate, supporting our guild and instructors. For now, this will be our best option to stay connected and keep our hands busy! Once the Textile Center is able to be fully open, ‘in person’ guild activities can resume. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Johnson at debjohnson58@gmail.com. You can check Textile Center’s website directly for their current information, be inspired, check out library books, shop, or schedule a visit appointment. 

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Saturday September 25, 2021 - In-Person at Roseville Central Park (Class, Potluck & Birchbark)!
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Weaving on
Lake Superior
Beach Stones

Roseville Central Park, Lions Shelter – 2527 N Victoria St., Roseville (rain or shine) 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Even though we are outdoors, masks are mandatory, no exceptions.

We will work on 3 variations.

More information is in the August Newsletter via this link:

August 2021 Spokes and Weavers (PDF)

Plesae use this special registration form at the following link:

September Special Registration Form

 

$25.00 – Guild membership must be active. Membership can be renewed the day of class.

Debbie Johnson

9:30 am
-
2:30 pm

 

 
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Not taking the class?? Come join us for a lunch pot luck!!! We would love to see folks in living color! Bring a dish to share. Join in some fun conversation and see what we are up too! We will break for lunch at 12:30 - 1:30. Coffee will be available, as will plates, cups, napkins & plastic utensils. Please bring your own beverage if coffee isn’t your thing!

 Basket Bingo
  Description Cost Time
Basket Bingo!

Unfortunately, due to the continued COVID restrictions, we will not be able to host this event this year.

 

 

Saturday October 23, 2021 - Via ZOOM - Coiling on a Gourd - Jane Wilson, Gourd Artist

 

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Coiliing on a Gourd

We are delighted to have nationally recognized gourd weaver Jane A. Wilson as our October instructor! Originally from Kansas, Jane began working with gourds in 2007. She found they offer the opportunity to coil, twine, carve, and wood burn. She also makes use of paints, stains, and inks (often on the same piece) in the creation of her original gourd art. Coiling has become her favorite technique and she has developed a way of dyeing cord to match the colors she uses on her gourds. An award-winning gourd artist, Jane recently won Best of Advanced Division at the Missouri Show Me Gourd Art Festival. She placed third in a national gourd weaving competition sponsored by the American Gourd Society and her gourd art has been featured in the society's GOURD magazine.

Kit includes pre-cut, cleaned and finished 4 ” - 5” gourd (ready to weave), hand dyed cord, beads, drill bit, needle, sharpie, waxed linen thread and color, step-by-step instructions with detailed photos. Students will need a drill, scissors, pencil and awl.

 

Color choices (indicate option on registration form):

 

1.     Metallic finish with three colors (purple, turquoise and blue), the cord is also dyed in those variegated colors then they pick the color of thread

2.     Natural finish with a coppery finish gourd with natural cord, copper beads and brown thread.

$70
(Guild membership required). Registration limited to the first 10 members (registration form attached). Registration deadline:  September 25, 2021

More information is in the August Newsletter via this link:

August 2021 Spokes and Weavers (PDF)

Plesae use this special registration form at the following link:

October Special Registration Form



Jane Wilson, Gourd Artist

9:30 am
 –
12:30pm


 <lunch break>


 1:00pm
 –
4:00 pm

 

drill, scissors, pencil and awl
Saturday November 20, 2021 - Via ZOOM - Harvesting and Weaving with MN Foraged Fibers
Mercedes Tuma-Hansen, Guest Instructor
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Harvesting and Weaving with MN Foraged Fibers

Nature provides many wonderful fibers. This course is an opportunity to play with a variety of plants that grow right here in Minnesota and that people have been using for hundreds of years to make rope and string. Dogbane, cattails, basswood trees, and flax plants all have long, strong fibers in them that have many uses. The Ojibwe of northern Minnesota used basswood bark to sew and tie their world together without metal nails. And Scandinavian fishermen used natural fibers to weave their nets. In this course you will learn about the process of harvesting and processing wild fiber plants, and you will get to play with twisting the plant fibers into twine. As a fun way to create a finished product from your twining samples, you will fashion your different pieces of cordage into a bookmark, bracelet, necklace, or other small item of your own imagination! It is fun to feel and compare each plant and discover the product of your work. You will come away with your samples of twine and the knowledge about plant fibers.

NOTE: Plant materials for class will need to be picked up from Textile Center. Details will follow. If you need materials mail to you, additional fees will need to be charged (whatever the actual cost will be)

$55.00
(Guild membership required).
 Registration deadline:  October 25, 2021

More information is in the October Newsletter via this link:

October 2021 Spokes and Weavers (PDF)

Plesae use this special registration form at the following link:

November Special Registration Form



Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Guest Instructor

10:00am
 –
1:00pm

All Levels

Beads with larger holes, ribbons, buttons, yarn or fabric scraps to incorporate into your projects. Scissors, glue (any kind).
Saturday December 18, 2021
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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 January 22, 2022
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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 26, 2022
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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 26, 2022
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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 23, 2022
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Fancy Knitters Tote

 

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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 21, 2022
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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)
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