SUMMER BASKET WORKSHOPS

Hurray! Our basketry workshops will begin again starting on July 12 thru to mid September.

Please scroll down to see photos and descriptions of the projects we are offering this summer. To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.

All materials and tools are supplied. We will send you an email one week prior to the class with directions and details. Complimentary coffee, tea and Melly Rolls cookies will be served for every class. A catered lunch option by the talented Chef Melissa Smeets at Melly Rolls is available for full day workshops.

*Please note, most of our workshops are suitable for beginners, please read the class description for details. Intermediate and Serial Weavers are welcome in all of our workshops and encouraged to experiment with new weaves and shapes to improve their skills. Space is limited and workshops sell out quickly. Please join our waiting list if the class of your choice is sold out.


ONE DAY BASKET

 
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THURSDAY July 11, 9am to 4pm

We can't wait to show you how to weave a basket! 

You will learn the fundamentals of constructing a simple round basket…forming the base, adding stakes, two different weaves, a simple border and a handle. Make a small round basket or short sided tray on a 9” base with or without handles.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS FROM 9AM TO 4PM

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $130.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


GARDEN GLOBE

 
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SATURDAY July 13, 9am to 4pm

SIMPLY STUNNING 

We held this workshop in May and the results were so fabulous we decided it was definitely worth repeating. You will love this beautiful ornament tucked in a corner of a flowerbed or displayed in a special container. Add lights for some nighttime interest in your yard. Size approx. 24” tall.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS FROM 9AM TO 4PM

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $130.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


TWO DAY ROUND BASKET

 
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Thursday & Friday, July 25-26, 9AM to 4PM

One of our most popular workshops.

WEAVE a beautiful and useful basket you will be proud to display in your home. You will make a round base, add stakes and learn several basketry weaves in this project. 

Beginners are welcome. Intermediate and Serial Weavers may experiment with different techniques such as double or zigzag french rand, cordage and german wale in this class.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $195.00 for a 10” high basket on a 12” base, with or without handles. Intermediate and Serial weavers may make larger baskets for an additional material fee based on the final size of your basket. Please contact us in advance if you would like to make something larger.

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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Katie’s spectacular x-large round basket

Katie’s spectacular x-large round basket

 

To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


ROPE COIL

 
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WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, July 31 - AUG 1, 9AM to 4PM

WEAVE A GORGEOUS WILLOW BOWL OR SCULPTURAL BASKET

Constructed on a round base, this soft, roping weave lends itself to organic forms and is popular with people of all levels.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $220.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


IRISH SKIB

 
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Thursday & Friday, AUG 8-9, 9AM to 4PM

The Skib was a traditional basket used in Ireland for straining and serving potatoes.

A basket of great beauty, it can be used as a tray or hung on a wall as a work of art. We are pleased to share this lovely basket with you, taught to us by UK weaver Melanie Bastier.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $195.00 for a 15” base. Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. 

 
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Catherine and Neil with their lovely colour coordinated skibs

Catherine and Neil with their lovely colour coordinated skibs

 

To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


BIG BIRD FEEDER

 
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WEDNESDAY & Thursday, Sept 18-19, 9AM to 4PM

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND SERIAL WEAVERS…

Many of you have asked for this class…now finally, here is your opportunity to make one of these spectacular feeders! One of the perks of learning willow basketry with us is learning skills which will enable you to complete this wonderful project.

It’s been a while since we have offered this amazing BIG BIRD FEEDER and we are sure it will sell out quickly! This workshop is for the weaver who has completed several willow baskets and has knowledge of french randing, waling and shaping a round stake and strand basket.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $240.00 Intermediate and Serial Weavers only please.

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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MIchelle’s beautiful bird feeder

MIchelle’s beautiful bird feeder

 

To register please click on the link and fill out the form, if a space is available we will email you an invoice which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list.


WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

We’re working on some new projects for Intermediate and Serial Weavers during our Fall series from late september thru November. Look for the Fall schedule later in the summer.

Plus…there will be more baskets and new garden ornaments for weavers of all levels.

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