SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2018

Many thanks for all of the interest in our basket making classes! After some discussion with past participants we have decided to offer two workshops which focus on some critical parts of a basket. Our two part series is called "Basketry Boot Camp". Whether you are new to basketry or wanting to improve your skills, this workshop is designed to allow you the time to concentrate on specific aspects of weaving and perfect your skills before you make your next or first basket. 

*PLUS...THREE NEW WORKSHOPS AND A FEW FAVOURITES*

If you are attending a workshop with Eddie Glew in August, you may find these practice days and/or a one or two day basket class helpful to limber up your fingers.

We welcome beginners, improvers and SERIAL WEAVERS in most of our projects, the experience level for each class is listed in the description of the workshop.

IF A CLASS IS FULL PLEASE CONTACT US TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST...CANCELLATIONS HAPPEN!


BASKETRY BOOT CAMP

 
 

Part I - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BASE

Your basket is only as good as your base! The best way to improve your basketry skills is practice, practice and more practice. Spend the day with us making multiple bases for round stake and strand baskets. These bases can be saved and used in future baskets or made into decorative flowers. 

Fee: $115 includes one day instruction from 9am - 5pm, refreshments and materials.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 
 
 

Part II - BORDER PATROL & WHAT'S YOUR HANDLE

Have you ever experienced border fear? It's not unusual to come to the end of your basket and break into a cold sweat at the thought of completing the border. In this one day workshop we will take you through the steps, making a number of borders over the coarse of the day. And once you feel comfortable with the border, why not try out a handle or two? The borders you may can be used as a part of a centrepiece  arrangement, as a piece of wall art or use your imagination and send us a pic! 

Fee: $115 includes one day instruction from 9am - 4pm, refreshments and materials.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 

TWO DAY ROUND BASKET

 
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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. 

Fee: $195 includes two days of instruction from 9am - 5pm both days, refreshments and materials for up to a 12" diameter basket. Larger baskets may be made for an additional fee based on the size of your basket.

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 

ONE DAY ROUND BASKET

 
One Day Round Basket - July 26
125.00
SORRY IT'S SOLD OUT
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This useful little basket is a great introduction to the art of basketry.

Combine it with basketry boot camp for three days of concentrated learning.

You will weave a 3 rod wale and French rand on this lovely stake and strand basket. 

Fee: $125 includes one day of instruction from 9am - 5pm, refreshments and materials for a basket of up to 8" diameter. A handle is an option on this basket if time permits. 

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 

IRISH SKIB

 
Irish Skib - AUG 18
125.00
SORRY IT’S SOLD OUT
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*NEW* A TRADITIONAL IRISH BASKET

THE SKIB was a basket used in the west of 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.

Fee: $125 includes one day of instruction from 9am - 5pm, refreshments and materials.

THIS IS A one DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please select your workshop date below and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. 

 

PEONY CROWN/PLANT SUPPORT

 
Peony Crown - AUG 19
70.00
SORRY IT'S SOLD OUT
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MAKE A STATEMENT IN YOUR GARDEN WITH ONE OF THESE UNIQUE PEONY CROWN/PLANT SUPPORTS. 

CAN YOU EVER HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE BEAUTIES?

CHANGE IT UP BY ADDING LIGHTS FOR A UNIQUE SEASONAL ACCENT IN THE GARDEN OR WINTER CONTAINER.

Fee: $70 includes a half day of instruction from 1pm - 5pm, refreshments and materials.

THIS IS A HALF DAY CLASS  

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 

RANDOM WEAVE BASKET

 
Random Basket - AUG 25-26
195.00
Quantity:
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*NEW* EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE DURING THIS TWO DAY WORKSHOP

This basket captures the beauty of linear texture in a circular form, using either a directional or random weave.

A fabulous piece of art to hang on your wall or in your garden. The opening in the centre is large enough to hold a glass vase or potted plant, for a unique table arrangement. 

Fee: $195 includes two days of instruction from 9am - 5pm both days, refreshments and materials.

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS

BEGINNERS WELCOME. In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

 

WILLOW SHoulder bag

 
Willow Shoulder Bag - Aug 30-31
215.00
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*NEW* you will turn heads when you strutt out with one of these gorgeous willow shoulder bags!

Made on an oval Catalan base, this basket is a rewarding challenge for a willow weaver with some experience.

Fee: $215 includes two days of instruction from 9am - 5pm both days, refreshments materials and leather strapping.

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS

For participants with some experience in stake and strand willow basketry, particularly randing, waling, and borders.

In order to register please click the add to cart button and pay through our online shopping cart. 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size.