Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Guild Workshop Program

JANUARY & FEBRUARY - Twill Tote in two tone reed.
Hannah’s Marriage Basket from Lyn Siler’s “The Basket Book”
Guild Workshop leaders Germaine Osborn & Nancy Hager

FEBRUARY - Willow Tension Tray
Guild Workshop leader Frances Thorn

MARCH - Free-Form Coiling on a Gourd
Guild Workshop leader Catherine Devine

APRIL - Rib Construction, basic technique - 10" Melon basket
Guest instructor Cherilyn Braun

MAY - Connie’s Carrier in flat reed - a great basket for your vehicle
Guild Workshop leader Wanda Haydt

JUNE - Rib Construction - Four 8-hour workshops in willow
Guest Instructor Jo Campbell-Amsler
Gypsy Melon Basket & Wisteria Bowl - Chatham
Willow Ridge Herb Basket and Charm Basket - Strathroy

JULY - Garden Harvest pattern by Debbie Richards, flat oval & round reed on a wooden base
Guild Workshop leader Linda Dobinson

AUGUST - Morning - Modified Gretchen rim on Garden Harvest basket, Afternoon - open weave and instruction on gathering natural materials for fall workshops.

SEPTEMBER - Rib Construction on Antler and Driftwood - Two day workshops, Chatham - antler and Strathroy - driftwood.  Guest Instructor Sharon Breckenridge


OCTOBER - Begin weaving of the OHS 2011 Conference banquet centrepiece baskets.

NOVEMBER - Complete OHS 2011 Conference banquet centrepiece baskets
Potluck meal at noon

The focus of the Program for our Guild in 2010 will be on rib basketry and naturals, and as you can see from the above list of guest teachers, we will have lots of expert help in this department. Our goal is to create the centrepieces for the 2011 Ontario Handweavers & Spinners conference, "Back to Woodstock" that will be held in Woodstock, Ontario April 15th to 17th, 2011. This promises to be another great year for the Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild!


Edy Marlatt said...

Ohmygoodness! This is going to be an outstanding year for the guild and I can hardly wait to get started.
Kudos to the program committee and to the are awesome! (insert hug here) :)

Edy Marlatt said...

Sorry...That should have been "I can't wait"...proof reading is not a forte of mine!

Salix said...

Wow, wish I lived a little closer, but still, I hope to be able to attend one of your classes.

Anonymous said...

Great plans for the year!! We should all be fantastic basket makers by the end, creating our unique centrepieces for the conference.

Piletossen said...

hey - that's my tension tray ! well actually it's my daugthers - she made it (with my help) at the danish "willow festival" 4 years ago.
wondering how you found it, since my homepage is entirely danish ;-)

Weaving Willow said...

Hi Vivian,

Thanks for your kind permission to leave the photograph on our guild blog. The class was very enjoyable, people loved your beautiful twisted handle.