2015 Guild workshop program

January 17:  AGM
Nancy Hager - Square basket with woven overlay, flat oval & round reed, woven staked base using screw block - intermediate skill level

February 21:  FIFI Day - find it and finish it.  Bring that basket that is still at home and complete it using skills of other members to help with the tricky parts

March 21:  Dolores Von Rosen - "Hills & Valleys", natural materials on a wood base - all skill levels

April 18:  Nancy Latchford - Coiled basket on a wood base - intermediate skill level.  Shawl pin kits for sale.

May 16: Catherine Devine and Lorna Garton  - Pentland Pottery Basket - all skill levels.
A round-shaped basket using flat and round reed with a tucked rim. Excellent for using up small bits of left-over flat reed. Good pratice shaping. Pattern used with permission from Billie Ruth Sudduth.
Approximate size: 8"H x 10"W x 10"D.

June 20Alice Lingard - Round Reed Basket - all skill levels
Learn to weave a round basket with an accent band and colour variations, emphasizing colours to make a pattern in the basket.

July 18Dale Adamson - Spiral Round Basket - intermediate skill level
Learn how to create a spiral ornament on a three-rod wale hand-shaped round reed basket. Thanks to Dolores von Rosen for sharing this pattern with the Guild.
Approximate basket size: 7" high, 5" wide

August 15Wanda Haydt - Bicycle/tote basket - all skill levels
Learn to weave a practical bicycle basket with reed.

September 19:  Karen KoteckiAshton Black Ash Bowl - all skill levels
Learn to use black ash to weave a hand-shaped bowl with ash ornament and footing.

October 17:  Chris Matthews - Basket made with denim - all skill levels

November 21:  Nancy Flickinger - Small reed sleigh on wood base with runners - all skill levels
Nancy Flickinger will teach variations of sleigh baskets for wire or wood runners - table centerpiece size. The pattern provided will be a guide only (using lashed rim and building/shaping rows), but weavers will be expected to be open to create size and colour differences. Experienced weavers may even want to do a braided rim. Decisions, decisions.
Pot Luck Meal at Noon