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!