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April workshop with Nancy Hager

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The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild welcomed two new members today--Linda and Ina. We hope you enjoyed the workshop. Guild member Nancy Hager taught a somewhat challenging diagonal twill willow bark and sweet grass basket. She shared with us how she harvests, dries and stores willow bark for weaving. Because of Nancy’s encouraging and patient teaching skills, everyone was successful and went home with a sweet little basket. Thank you Nancy!

March workshop with Louise MacDougall

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Nice to be back after a long winter! Long-time guild member Louise MacDougall taught students to weave her Basket with Cherokee Wheels. This sturdy, flat reed basket is beautiful with its Cherokee wheels decoration.         

SWOBG Spring Workshop Lineup

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  The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild is proud to present the first three basketry workshops scheduled for 2022. For more information, e-mail SWOBG.TREASURER@gmail.com or message us through our Facebook page. Hope you can join us!

2022 Guild workshop programme - updated

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Updated workshops - May & July The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild is proud to present the basketry workshop schedule for 2022. We meet every third Saturday of the year (with some exceptions) at the Chatham Cultural Centre. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail ( SWOBG.TREASURER@gmail.com ) or message us through Facebook. All workshops require pre-registration. The year promises to be filled with new teachers, materials, processes and techniques. The blog will be updated as teachers, descriptions and photos become available.  The Guild is looking forward to hosting nine months of workshops in 2022, however, changes to the programme may occur due to COVID restrictions. Check this page for the most up-to-date information.  Saturday, January 15, 2022 No workshop this month. Saturday, February 19, 2022 No workshop this month. Saturday, March 19, 2022 Louise MacDougall - Basket with Cherokee Wheels - All skill levels Basket with Cherokee Wheels b

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November workshop with Nancy Hager

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Stars, stars, stars, everywhere! Long-time guild member Nancy Hager taught students how to make two snowflake ornaments. The morning workshop and the noon-time Annual General Meeting was a good way to get together and a great way to end the year. Plans are underway for the 2022 season so please check back in January 2022 for a schedule of Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild workshops and events. Snowflake ornament lead by Nancy Hager

October workshop with Louise McDougall

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It was a full house! After two years of not weaving together, 10 members of the Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild got together to weave on Saturday, October 23. Long-time guild member Louise McDougall taught her dragonfly basket, a creative variation of the classic market basket. It was great to reunite with guild members. Every student brought home a completed hand-made basket. Louise McDougall teaches the dragonfly basket.