2016 Guild workshop program

The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild is working on the 2016 basketry workshop program. The year promises to be filled with new and challenging baskets and techniques. 

January 16
Open weave: Bring an unfinished basket and work on it here in the studio. Get help or advice from fellow weavers with for the tricky parts.

February 20
Nancy Latchford - Coiled Basket - all skill levels
Nancy Latchford will teach the techniques of the coiled basket using yarns, threads, embroidery flosses and also washers, shower curtains rings and a variety of other objects. Create a unique basket at this workshop.

March 19
Catherine Devine and Lorna Garton- Octogonal Flower Basket - intermediate skill level (two-month workshop)
Catherine Devine and Lorna Garton will teach the lovely, round reed Octogonal Flower Basket from Flo Hoppe’s book Contemporary Wicker Basketry.

April 16
Catherine Devine & Lorna Garton- Octogonal Flower Basket - intermediate skill level
Continuation of the March workshop.

May 21
Karen Kotecki - Ashton Black Ash Bowl - all skill levels
Learn to use black ash to weave a hand-shaped bowl with ash ornament and footing.

June 18
Nancy Hager - Cat's Head Basket - all skill levels (two-month workshop)
Nancy will teach how to weave a this sturdy, double-walled Cat's Head Basket with a rolled border using natural and hand-dyed reed.

July 16
Nancy Hager - Cat's Head Basket - all skill levels
Continuation of June workshop.

August 20
Wanda Haydt - Step Basket - all skill levels
Wanda Haydt will teach the step basket, a unique basket fitted to stairs.

September 17
Dale Adamson - Potato Basket  - all skill levels
Dale Adamson will teach students how to create a ribbed basket using one hoop made of oak. Different coloured reed will be available so students can choose their own colour scheme. The basket measures 7" high and 12" wide.

September 30 - October 2, 2016
Art & Soul Basketry Retreat
The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild is sponsoring a weekend basketry retreat in lovely Southwestern Ontario. Master American and Canadian weavers, Jo Campbell Amsler and Joan Carrigan will teach workshops. Click here for details and registration information.

October 15
Chris Matthews & Nancy Hager - Christmas ornaments - all skill levels
Chris Matthews and Nancy Hager will teach a variety of different Christmas ornaments you can weave. Nancy will teach the beautiful Scandinavian Christmas star pattern (pictured below).
Scandinavian Christmas Star

November 19
Holiday Potluck lunch at noon - bring a dish to share and ideas for next year's Guild program!
Let's have a discussion to clarify our vision of the Guild in general and next program in particular.
The studio will be open all day for Open Weave Saturday: Bring an unfinished basket and work on it here in the studio. Get help or advice from fellow weavers with for the tricky parts.