Class Descriptions

Class #1 – Lightening Biscuit

Class #1 – Lightening Biscuit

Class #1 - Lightening Biscuit This multi-purpose basket will be a striking addition to your basket collection! Ash bases have been electrified by my friend, Mr. Ridgeway, to make each base special and unique. The dyed black...

Class #2 – Adagio

Class #2 – Adagio

Class #2 - Adagio Adagio is a smaller oval basket woven with No.4 spokes and No. 2 weavers. The side are woven with Japanese weave using double weavers. The focal point of the basket is the top band of diamond weave woven...

Class #3 – Medium Ash Bark Mokok

Class #3 – Medium Ash Bark Mokok

Class #3 - Medium Ash Bark Mokok The Mokok is a Native American basket style used in the Northeast Woodlands. It is rectangular on the bottom and oval on the top. Students will learn harvesting techniques, how to sew bark...

Class #4 – Summer Tote

Class #4 – Summer Tote

Class #4 - Summer Tote This classy tote is woven using reed and dyed Hamburg cane. You begin with an Ash base and weave a semi-double wall design .Colorful wooden beads are attached at the center. A leather strap is woven...

Class #5 – Its A Set Up

Class #5 – Its A Set Up

Class #5 - Its A Set Up Students will start with a wood base with the spokes pre- glued prior to class. The design is woven with three colors of cotton cord and sueded leather accent between the different patterns. The...

Class #6 – Salute Double Wine

Class #6 – Salute Double Wine

Class #6 - Salute Double Wine This basket has a unique shaped base that will be weaver-ready for class (spokes glued in). Inside it has a special surprise that you weave in that will keep the wine bottles from touching! It...

Class #7 – Lidded Fairy

Class #7 – Lidded Fairy

Class #7 - Lidded Fairy Fairy size! Students will learn a knotted start, chain and spiral wheat stitches and how to fit a lid! Add a silver or gold pine cone charm to finish the top or select from a variety of knobs,...

Class #8 – Oval Shopper

Class #8 – Oval Shopper

Class #8 - Oval Shopper Learn a strong and steady way to build an oval base! Students in this class will work with willow to learn a traditional English underfoot oval base and then weave a functional and beautiful shopper...

Class #9 – Ultimate Shaker Trio

Class #9 – Ultimate Shaker Trio

Class #9 - Ultimate Shaker Trio Create ¼ scale versions of classic Shaker utility baskets. Weave with precisely prepared black ash splint over a wooden mold, lash hardwood rims, and add three different styles of handles -...

Class #10 – Church’s Double Oval

Class #10 – Church’s Double Oval

Class #10 - Church’s Double Oval This striking basket is double walled – it features many shades of space-dyed red (or green, depending on student choice) reed in various sizes on the inside. The exterior basket is woven in...

Class #11 – Sciob

Class #11 – Sciob

Class #11 - Sciob This classic Irish basket starts with a large round base with a most unusual weave in the middle of the base. A ring of unpeeled willow is included in the weaving. A foot wale is followed by staking up....

Class #12 – Sculptural Seagrass

Class #12 – Sculptural Seagrass

Class #12 - Sculptural Seagrass Students will begin this basket by plaiting a square base of flat reed. The sides are woven with both natural flat oval reed and fragrant seagrass and accented with glass beads. Students will...

Class #13 – Ash Bark Purse

Class #13 – Ash Bark Purse

Class #13 - Ash Bark Purse This scored and folded one piece bark basket is a worldwide Indigenous container still in use today. Prepare and split spruce roots to sew with, bend and split a red will branch for the inner and...

Class #14 – Christmas Tree

Class #14 – Christmas Tree

Class #14 - Christmas Tree This fun tree is woven over a Styrofoam mold. A 4”ash base is attached to the bottom. Hamburg cane is used as a weaver and 2 spirals are woven in. A clay topper and fused glass and copper star sit...

Class #15 – Confetti

Class #15 – Confetti

Class #15 - Confetti The experienced waxed linen weaver will have fun weaving this basket. The pattern is a combination of twining, reverse twining and quad twining accent. The unique top is a combination of shaping and...

Class #16 – Piggyback Whirls

Class #16 – Piggyback Whirls

Class #16 - Piggyback Whirls This is the first of the Piggyback Series and is woven on an Amish crafted oval base. As students weave, they will be working on shaping, 3 and 4 rod wale, inserting overlays, stack-weaving, and...

Class #17 – The Chase Is On

Class #17 – The Chase Is On

Class #17 - The Chase Is On Starting with a one-of-a-kind Alaskan Yellow cedar Burl base (No longer being made, but I have a stash set aside for this class!) Students will learn the joy of coiling with specially prepared...

Class #18 – Small Oriole

Class #18 – Small Oriole

Class #18 - Small Oriole This little Oriole basket is for folks who are knowledgeable about ribbed basket construction. Beginning with a small oval and round hoop, students will weave god’s eyes, add primary ribs, and begin...

Class #19 – Zarzo

Class #19 – Zarzo

Class #19 - Zarzo A large round willow basket of Spanish origin with a distinctive style! The tray form was originally used by cheese makers for draining cheeses. Ten thick, long rods are set up vertically parallel in four...

Class #20 – Elm Bark with Sweetgrass

Class #20 – Elm Bark with Sweetgrass

Class #20 - Elm Bark with Sweetgrass Students begin by weaving a simple twill base on this elegant elm bark and sweetgrass basket. The sides are woven in a Native American technique called between-weave twining with...

Class #21 – Japanese Baskets

Class #21 – Japanese Baskets

Class #21 - Japanese Baskets Japanese Basketry is a wonderful sampler of five traditional baskets woven with round and flat oval reed or a combination of both. From left to right: Pastry Basket, Flower Basket, Ajiro, Looped...

Class #22 – Ash Box with Applique

Class #22 – Ash Box with Applique

Class #22 - Ash Box with Applique The Mokok is a Northeast Woodland Native American style container made of bark stitched with roots. It is round at the top with a square bottom. Peel, prepare and sew with spruce roots....

Class #23 – Twill Ash Bowl

Class #23 – Twill Ash Bowl

Class #23 - Twill Ash Bowl The base and sides of this low cathead bowl are woven in a 2/2 twill with precisely prepared black ash splint over a wooden mold. Darker heartwood stakes contrast with the white sapwood weavers....

Class #24 – Beaded Nantucket

Class #24 – Beaded Nantucket

Class #24 - Beaded Nantucket This classy tote is woven using reed and dyed Hamburg cane. You begin with an Ash base and weave a semi-double wall design .Colorful wooden beads are attached at the center. A leather strap is...

Class #25 – Arise

Class #25 – Arise

Class #25 - Arise This is a great basket for the newer waxed linen weaver. Students will twine the entire basket with 7 ply waxed linen. This is a great basket to learn ending and starting a row, stacking pattern, shaping,...

Class #26 – Ocean Breeze

Class #26 – Ocean Breeze

Class #26 - Ocean Breeze This is 3rd in the series using the Piggyback handle. It is woven on a wood base that is Amish made and will have the spokes glued in and weaver ready for class. The challenge of this basket will be...

Class #27 – Haida Bottle

Class #27 – Haida Bottle

Class #27 - Haida Bottle Students will learn traditional Haida weave techniques and designs using finely, hand prepared Alaskan yellow and western red cedar from Thorne Bay, AK. Cobalt blue spray bottles are include or...

Class #28 – Colorful Cane Twill

Class #28 – Colorful Cane Twill

Class #28 - Colorful Cane Twill This large, beautiful basket is constructed with dyed flat reed for spokes and wide binders cane for weavers. The base has a cat’s head shape, sides round up to be about 11” tall with an 18”...

Class #29 – Hazelnut

Class #29 – Hazelnut

Class #29 - Hazelnut The hazelnut basket is made with fine peeled willow and is made over a wooden mold. The basket has a small round base (provided). Students continue with the weaving of a foot wale and then staking up....

Class #30 – Black and White Hourglass

Class #30 – Black and White Hourglass

Class #30 - Black and White Hourglass This class offers many interesting techniques that you can apply to your other baskets as well as unlocking the mystery of weaving diagonal plaited baskets. Using dyed and natural...

Class #31 – Ash Bark Trinket

Class #31 – Ash Bark Trinket

Class #31 - Ash Bark Trinket A Mokok is a container that is Indigenous to the Northeast Woodlands. It has a rectangular bottom and an oval top. You will sew ash bark with spruce roots that you will peel and prepare. The...

Class #32 – Quad Medallion

Class #32 – Quad Medallion

Class #32 - Quad Medallion Weave this stunning piece of art with finely prepared black ash splint. The focal point is the quadrafoil twill pattern, woven with brown heartwood stakes and white sapwood weavers. The medallion...

Class #33 – Japanese Blue and White Bowl

Class #33 – Japanese Blue and White Bowl

Class #33 - Japanese Blue and White Bowl This lovely basket is woven over a ceramic Japanese bowl. There is a slotted ash base and it is woven using Hamburg cane. Waxed linen is used to lash your navy blue rim. Date Friday,...

Class #34 – Arrowhead

Class #34 – Arrowhead

Class #34 - Arrowhead This basket inspiration came from another cotton cord basket I designed called Celebration. Instead of stacking the arrows we make them spiral. Students will start with a wood base with the spokes pre-...

Class #35 – Wintery Tote

Class #35 – Wintery Tote

Class #35 - Wintery Tote Basket is woven on an Amish crafted oval wood base. For class the spokes will be glued in and weaver-ready. You will focus on shaping and the Arrow triple twine. It has custom dyed dusty blue reed...

Class #36 – Beaded Clutch

Class #36 – Beaded Clutch

Class #36 - Beaded Clutch Gorgeous to look at as it is to touch – sensual! Learn an ancient looping technique using your choice of waxed linen colors and hand harvested and prepared Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Western Red...

Class #37 – Big Roundy

Class #37 – Big Roundy

Class #37 - Big Roundy A fun basket for all to make! In this class students will make large baskets with rounded forms out of willow. Built on a 4x4 or 5x5 slath and reverse paired round base, we will create a rounded...

Class #38AM – Polish Bread

Class #38AM – Polish Bread

Class #38AM - Polish Bread This basket is made in willow and is based on the Polish Tatzca basket. It is useful on a table to hold bread. Six groups of rods are woven into a hexagon and then the rods are curved around and...

Class #38PM – Sciathog

Class #38PM – Sciathog

Class #38PM - Sciathog This classic Irish potato straining frame basket starts with a prepared and dried hoop. Students will place the first set of ribs using God’s Eye weaving. Randing weave continues from each side as the...

Class #39 – Twill Paths

Class #39 – Twill Paths

Class #39 - Twill Paths This elegant and useful basket will be an enjoyable weaving project for both beginner and intermediate weavers. It has a hardwood base into which students will insert rattan spokes. The mold, which...

Class #40 – Alchemy

Class #40 – Alchemy

Class #40 - Alchemy Alchemy is loaded with all kinds of techniques. The lower part of the basket is woven with wave weave, then extra spokes are inserted to set the stage for ridge weave at the top. The inner border is...

Class #41 – Black Diamond

Class #41 – Black Diamond

Class #41 - Black Diamond Weave this charming low cathead bowl of precisely prepared natural and stained black ash splint over a wooden mold. The diamond design in the base, twilled sides, waxed linen rim filler and lashed...

Class #42 – Bejeweled Nantucket

Class #42 – Bejeweled Nantucket

Class #42 - Bejeweled Nantucket This simple Nantucket-style basket is woven over a plastic mold with a 4” ash base. Hamburg cane weavers cover reed spokes. The fun is by using a beaded trim under the rim. Date Tuesday, May...

Class #43 – Whiteface

Class #43 – Whiteface

Class #43 - Whiteface A fun basket for the waxed linen lover! The basket is twined with 7 ply waxed linen and accented with a magatamas foot and delica peaks and completed with Linda’s double faced rim. Linda will...

Class #44 – Harvest Moon

Class #44 – Harvest Moon

Class #44 - Harvest Moon This basket is woven on a square Amish crafted wood base. Spokes will be glued in and weaver-ready for class. Focus will be on shaping and the Arrow triple twine, using double weavers. Top of the...

A Note About Tools!

Tools needed for each class are noted at the end of each class description. Please make your best effort to make sure that you have what is needed. Tools are available for sharing but it can often slow down class progress.

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