Conference Classes 2017-08-22T01:41:05+00:00
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        Class 101 Cancelled

Copper Desert Wine Basket

Class 102
One Space Left Julie Kleinrath - image of Copper Desert - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 1pm to 5pm 4 Hours Cost: $60 Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Teacher: Julie Kleinrath Dimensions: 4” Dia x 9 ¼” H (15 ½” to top of handle) Materials: Wood base, reed, flat copper wire, leather handle, waxed linen, beads  More  
        Class 103 Cancelled 

Pine Needle Coaster

Class 104

Martha May - Image of Pine Needle Coaster - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1pm to 5pm 4 Hours

Cost: $55

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Martha May Dimensions: 4″ diameter Materials: Longleaf pine needles, black walnut, waxed linen. Special Tools: Thimble (optional)  More

Willow Bowl

Class 105

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $115

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Jo Campbell-Amsler Dimensions: 8” Dia x 3” H Materials: Willow. More

 Lazy Susan with Arrows Class 106

Only One Space Left

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $55

Skills: Intermediate Level

Teacher: Jackie Thomas Dimensions: 11½” Dia x 6” H Materials: Wood base, round and flat oval reed.  More

 Perfect Sink Stool

Class 107

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $60

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Karen Hobbs Dimensions: 13” L x 11 W” x 11 H” Materials: Oak stool, flat and flat oval reed. More

      Class 108 Cancelled   

        Class 109 Cancelled

Infinity Swing

Class 110

CLASS   FULL Sharon Klusmann - image of Infinity - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $74

Skills: Intermediate Level

Teacher: Sharon Klusmann Dimensions: 12” H x 13 ½” L x 7 ½” W Materials: Rattan, wood base and handles. More

 Octagon Wall Mirror

Class 111

Sandy Atkinson - image of Octagon Mirror - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $58

Skills: Intermediate Level

Teacher: Sandy Atkinson Dimensions: Inside mirror 12”; Outer frame 20”, Circumference approx. 61” Materials: Mirror, reed, wood beads. More

 Pretty as a Picture

Class 112

Pat Vogler - image of Pretty as a Picture - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1pm to 9pm 6 Hours

Cost: $38

Skills: Beginner Level

Teacher: Pat Vogler Dimensions: 12” L x 9 ½” W x 7” H Materials: Ash base, reed, leather handles, maple. More

Autumn Rhythm

Class 113

CLASS  FULL 

Jill Robinson - image of Autumn Rhythm - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.Time: 1pm to 9pm Hours Cost: $75 Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Levels Teacher:  Jill Robinson Dimensions: 7” square base (flares to 12” Dia) x 12” H Materials: Dyed and natural weavers, cane, oak handle. More

      Class 114 Cancelled
        Class 115 Cancelled

 Baby’s First Chair – Rush Class 201

Steve Atkinson - image of Baby's 1st Chair (in Rush) - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8am to noon 4 Hours

Cost: $48

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Atkinson

Dimensions: 16” H x 9½” W x 9” L (seat 8” H) Materials: Rush, wooden frame. More

Blue Coiled Gourd with Handle Class 202

Sheila Guidry - image of Blue Coiled Gourd with Handle - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8am to noon 4 Hours

Cost: $65

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Sheila Guidry

Dimensions: 8” H x 8” Diameter Materials: Gourd, Danish cord, waxed linen, antler or wood handle.   More

Fiber Artist Broom

Class 203

Karen Hobbs - image of Fiber Artist Broom - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8am to noon 4 Hours

Cost: $32

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Karen Hobbs

Dimensions: 12-15” L x 4” at widest Materials: Broomcorn hurl, twine, antique quill. More
        Class 204 Cancelled

 Weaving and More Weaving on Gourd

Class 205

Sheila Guidry - image of Weaving and More Weaving on Gourd - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1pm to 5pm 4 Hours

Cost: $65

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Sheila Guidry

Dimensions: 8″ Dia x 10″ H Materials: Gourd, yarn, wooden beads, reed. More
        Class 206 Cancelled
        Class 207 Cancelled 

Double Heart Rush Rocker

Class 208

Steve Atkinson - image of Double Heart Rush Rocker - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm 4 Hours

Cost: $55

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Atkinson

Dimensions: 14” W x 18” L (Rocker) x 18” H Seat Height 7” Seat Depth 10” Materials: Rush, wooden rocker. More

10” Melon Basket

Class 209

Only One Space Left Jackie Thomas - image of 10

Time: 10 am to 5 pm 6 Hours

Cost: $48

Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Levels

Teacher: Jackie Thomas

Dimensions: 10” W x 10” H Materials: Reed, cane, oak handles. More
        Class 210 Cancelled 

 Whisk Broom, Alternative Plaiting

Class 211

Pat Vogler - Whisk Broom, Alternative Plaiting - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference

Time: 1 pm to 9 pm 6 Hours

Cost: $45

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Karen Hobbs

Dimensions: 11” L x 6” W Materials: Broomcorn hurl, reed. More

 American Colonies Work Basket Class 212

Only Two Spaces Left Sandy Atkinson - image of American Colonies Work Basket - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference

Time: 1 pm to 9 pm 6 Hours

Cost: $58

Skills: Intermediate Level

Teacher: Sandy Atkinson

Dimensions: 10” H (17” with handle) x 10 1/2” Dia (at base) (14” at top) Materials: Reed, seagrass, ash handle, cane. More
     Class 213 Cancelled       Class 214 Cancelled

   Class 215 Cancelled 

 Mesquite and Walnuts Class 216

Martha May - Image of Mesquite and Walnuts - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $130 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Martha May

Dimensions: 10” Dia x 3 ½ “ H

Materials: Mesquite wood base, longleaf pine needles, waxed linen thread, black walnuts.

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Manzanita Burl Wall Basket

Class 217

Class Full Jill Robinson - image of Manzanita Burl Wall Basket - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $84 Skills: Intermediate/Advanced Levels Teacher: Jill Robinson

Dimensions: Approx. 12” H x 10” W x 2 ½” Thick

Materials: Manzanita burl, reed, seagrass.

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Mahogany Tablet Tote

Class 218

Sharon Klusmann - image of Mahogany Tablet Tote - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $96 Skills: Intermediate Level Teacher: Sharon Klusmann

Dimensions: 10” H x 10½” L x 7” W

Materials: Rattan, leather lid and handle, embellishment.

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A Touch of Tradition Class 219

Jo Campbell-Amsler - image of A Touch of Tradition - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Confernece Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $130 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Jo Campbell-Amsler

Dimensions: 10” Dia x 4” H

Materials: Willow.

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Handle Wraps

Class 220

Jackie Thomas - image of handles - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 7 pm to 9 pm 2 Hours Cost: $35 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Jackie Thomas

Materials: Reed and cane over wood handles.

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Matchstick Twist

Class 221

Only Two Spaces Left Julie Kleinrath - image of Matchstick Twist - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference Time: 7 pm to 9 pm 2 Hours Cost: $30 Skills: Beginner Level Teacher: Julie Kleinrath

Dimensions: 6” Dia x 4” H

Materials: Wood base, natural and dyed reed.

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 Gourds Demonstration

Class 222

Sheila Guidry - Gourd Demonstration - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference Time: 7 pm to 9 pm 2 Hours Cost: n/c  Demonstration Only. Skills: All Levels Teacher: Sheila Guidry

Materials: Gourds.

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 Woven Bracelets

Class 301

Only Two Spaces Left Sandy Atkinson - image of Woven Bracelets - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 3 pm to 5 pm 2 Hours Cost: $20 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Sandy Atkinson

Dimensions: 1″ W

Materials: preformed hoop, cane, dyed reed. More

            Class 302 Cancelled

Home Room Bench

Class 303

Steve Atkinson - image of Home Room Bench - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to noon 4 Hours Cost: $79 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Steve Atkinson

Dimensions: 32¼” L x 15¼” W x 18”

Materials: Shaker tape or Nylon webbing, wooden bench. More

      Class 304 Cancelled       Class 305 Cancelled       Class 306 Cancelled

 Rush Footstool

Class 307

Steve Atkinsonn - image of Rush Foot Stool - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 1 pm to 5 pm 4 Hours Cost: $43 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Steve Atkinson

Dimensions: 10″ L x 10″ W x 12″ H

Materials: Rush, wooden footstool frame. More

                    Class 308 Cancelled

 Plaid Organizer Magazine Holder

Class 309

Class    Full Julie Kleinrath - image of Plaid Organization - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 3 pm 6 Hours Cost: $70 Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Levels Teacher: Julie Kleinrath

Dimensions: 15” L x 11” D x 14” H

Materials: Reed, wood base/handle. More

 Meadow Brook Drum Table

Class 310

Only Two Spaces Left Sandy Atkinson - image of Meadow Brook Drum Table - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 3 pm 6 Hours Cost: $60 Skills: Intermediate Level Teacher: Sandy Atkinson

Dimensions: 22” H x 12 ½” Dia

Materials: Wood top and base, reed. More

 Pine Needle Gourd Basket

Class 311

Martha May - Image of Pine Needle Gourd - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 3 pm 6 Hours Cost: $115 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Martha May

Dimensions: 8” Dia x 6” H

Materials: Basket gourd, pine needles, black walnut, waxed linen. More

 Thunder and Lightning

Class 312

Class   Full Sharon Klusmann - image of Thunder and Lightning - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $76 Skills: All Levels Teacher: Sharon Klusmann

Dimensions: 13 ½” L x 10” W x 5 ½” H

Materials: Rattan. More

                Class 313 Cancelled

 Tesson Bushel Basket

Class 314

Only Two Spaces Left Pat Vogler - image of The Tesson Bushel — at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $42 Skills: Intermediate Level Teacher: Pat Vogler

Dimensions: 9 ½” H x 11 ½” Dia

Materials: Reed, ash base, leather strips and leather handles.

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 Willow Day Tote

Class 315

Jo Campbell-Amsler - image of Willow Day Tote - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $155 Skills: Intermediate Level Teacher: Jo Campbell-Amsler

Dimensions: 12” L x 6 ½” W x 9” H

Materials: Willow, leather strap. More

 Western Flair Basket

Class 316

Jill Robinson - image of Western Flair - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $88 Skills: Intermediate Level Teacher: Jill Robinson

Dimensions: 14” L x 11” W x 10 ½” H

Materials: Ash base, reed, cane, leather handles, conchos. More

                Class 317 Cancelled

 Katherine’s Down Basket

Class 318A

Jackie Thomas - image of Katherine's Down basket with lid - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference. Time: 8 am to 5 pm 8 Hours Cost: $55 Skills: Intermediate/Advanced Level NOTE: This is Part 1 of a 2-Part Class Teacher: Jackie Thomas

Dimensions: 10 ½” Dia x 14 ½” H

Materials: Reed, ash, cane.

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 Katherine’s Down Basket Class 318B

Jackie Thomas - image of Katherine's Down basket - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8 am to noon

4 Hours

Cost: $55

Skills: Intermediate/Advanced Level

NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 2-Part Class

Teacher: Jackie Thomas

Dimensions: 10 ½” Dia x 14 ½” H Materials: Reed, ash, cane. More

Sweet Nectar Hummingbird Feeder

Class 401

CLASS   FULL

Sandy Atkinson - image of Sweet Nectar - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

4 Hours

Cost: $38

Skills: All Levels

Teacher: Sandy Atkinson

Dimensions: 3″ Dia at base x approx. 12″ H Materials: Reed, copper wire, beads, cork, glass bottle. More
       

Class 402 Cancelled

 Willow People

Class 403

Jo Campbell-Amsler - image of Willow People - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

4 Hours

Cost: $95

Skills: All Level

Teacher: Jo Campbell-Amsler

Dimensions: Approx. 14” L x 8” W Materials: Willow, gourds, mixed materials. More

 Double Diamond Bench

Class 404

Steve Atkinson - image of Double Diamond Bench - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

4 Hours

Cost: $79

Skills: All Level

Teacher: Steve Atkinson

Dimensions: 30 ¾” L x 14 ½” W x 18” H

Materials: Shaker tape and/or nylon webbing, wooden bench frame. More

       

Class 405 Cancelled

 Purple Fusion

Class 406

CLASS    FULL

Julie Kleinrath - image of Purple Fusion - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

4 Hours

Cost: $40

Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Level

Teacher: Julie Kleinrath

Dimensions: 6” Dia x 4” H Materials: Reed, seagrass, wood base. More

Mustard Basket

Class 407

Karen Hobbs - image of Mustard Basket - at the 2018 Texas Basket Weavers Association Conference Time: 8 am to 12 pm 4 Hours Cost: $38 Skills: Upper Beginner Level Teacher: Karen Hobbs Dimensions: 3” W x 2” D x 32” H Materials: Natural and dyed reed. More
       

Class 408 Cancelled

 Fractal Lightning Bowl

Class 409

CLASS    FULL

Jill Robinson - image of FractalLightning Bowl - at the Texas Basket Weavers Association 2018 Conference.

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

4 Hours

Cost: $68

Skills: Beginner/Intermediate Level

Teacher: Jill Robinson

Dimensions: 6” W x 10” L x 3 1/2” H, (11” x 14” at top) Materials: Ash base, cane. More

Know your Weaving Skill Level:

Please evaluate your skill level, not only for your total weaving experience, but also for your experience using the techniques and materials offered in the classes you are considering. If you are trying a new technique it may be best to look for materials that you have used in the past. The same can be said if you are trying new materials but using weaving techniques that you have al-ready mastered.

Beginner (Beg): Beginner students have little or no weaving experience having woven none or only a few baskets. These weavers are learning about basic weaving techniques, such as over/under weaving, start/stop weaving, twining, and rim lashing. They are learning to control shapes. Please give extra consideration when taking a class in a material or technique that you have never used before.

Beginner/Intermediate (Beg/Int): These students have woven beginner baskets, consider themselves still beginners but are ready for more challenges.

Intermediate (Int): Intermediate students are proficient in basic weaving techniques. They do not have difficulty setting up bases, twining, completing over/under weaves and creating rims using the materials offered in a class. They are ready for new weaving techniques.

Advanced (Adv): Advanced students are proficient at beginning and intermediate weaving techniques. Weavers at this level are capable of designing a basket on their own. Students are comfort-able with shaping and more challenging aspects of weaving such as intricate patterns and multiple weaves.

All Levels (All): These classes are offered to students of all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced.