Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild

Class Schedule for 2019

Please register in advance for all classes, so that the instructors can plan for adequate supplies.
Registration information is under the ‘Forms" menu above

Saturday January 26, 2019
 Please note that the Wheat Weaving class has been moved to April 27
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Silverware OR Mail Basket

A versatile basket for silverware, mail or organizing any space. It is woven on a slotted oak base. Color choices available. All weavers welcome... beginners and beyond.

Created by Jo Guttormson
8"x11"x3" $40 Member

$45 Non-Member 
Jo Guttormson

6 hours

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 23, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

The Basket Patch Basket

This cute and useful basket will drawn attention wherever you go! Begin with a square base and weave to round using flat, flat oval reed and a maple strip. Embellish with the provided fabric squares with attached buttons and finish off with a rim in coordinating color! The oak swing handle is sturdy and eye catching! You will learn shaping techniques in addition to better weaving skills.

Created by Shirley Mount
14" dia. at top

10" tall not including the handle
$54 Member

$59 Non-Member
Shirley Mount

4-5 hours

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 March 23, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Bob's Sturdy Market Basket

This market basket is taught with the permission of the designer and pattern writer, Susan Coyle.  The name says it all.  The base is woven with three quarter inch spokes no more than a quarter inch apart.  This may make the first three rows more difficult than weavers have experienced before.  The tightly woven base and solid five eighths inch half round outside rim give this market basket the sturdiness of its namesake – Bob (as in Coyle).  The push in 14” handle finishes the project.  Students will have limited choice for color selection and may not complete the basket during the class.

Created by Susan Coyle
14" W x 19"L
x 7"D
    $45 Member

$50 Non-Member
Jean Ellingson

  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 April 27, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Wheat Weaving from Love Tokens to Tomtem

(Moved from Jan 26)


Learn about wheat weaving from preparation of wheat to making tied and braided ornaments and tokens to use as favors, package tie-ons, jewelry, or decorations for several seasons. Suitable for all levels; some can also be done with children.

Created by Bonnie Buzza

Registration closes April 22.  Limited space, so please register ASAP.

Class size is limited to 8 students maximum (firm).
Varies, but most can be held in the palm of your hand $20 Member

$25 Non-Member 
Bonnie Buzza

3 hours

Beginner

Old pair of scissors, old towels, special ribbons or decorations you might like to use (bells, tiny flowers, etc.—teacher will supply some, as well)
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 18, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Gramma's Purse

This shapely basket is exceptionally strong and handsome. Continuous weave, paired triple twine, and shaping are some steps. A unique open look in the midsection is achieved by weaving several diagonal rows of Hamburg cane.

11"" x 8"" x 8"" high + swinging handle."
11"x8"x8" $55 Member

$60  Non-Member 
Ellie Lida

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 September 28, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Josephine Knot

This unique ribbed style basket starts with a beautiful Josephine knot using #6 round reed the round reed. This knot forms the handle of the basket. Students will use a variety of weaving materials to create a beautiful ribbed basket. Round reed, mini sea grass, ”, 11/64” and 3/16” flat and flat oval reed. Each basket will be unique and different. A fun class. 10" x 7" $60 Member

$65 Non-Member 
Sandy Bulgrin

8 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)
 20th Annual Basket Bingo - Saturday October 26, 2019
  Description Cost Time
2014 Basket Bingo

The 20th 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 23, 2019
  Description Dimension Cost Instructor Time Level Tools

Woven Stars

Star woven with 5 pieces by 5 pieces of reeds. The tips are overlapped and glued. They can be hung from ribbons or fishing line. Small - 11"
Large - 13"-14"
$10 for 1 (Member)
$20 for 2 (Member)

$15 for 1, $25 for 2 (Non-Member)
Claudia Speak

1-2 hours

Beginner

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 21, 2019

Description Time
MBWG Annual
Christmas Party






Weave a gift basket for the Alexander House (weaving supplies will be available), enjoy a pot luck 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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