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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden
May 4 & 5, 2019

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SATURDAY CLASSES

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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 101 Saturday
Four-Fin Basket
Instructor: Lanny Bergner – Anacortes, WA
Students will learn basic tool usage and techniques for making stainless steel mesh baskets. They will learn how to “flame paint” the mesh with a propane torch for color and patterning. They will learn wire edging enhancement techniques.
4 ½” h x 6 w x 6” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

All levels
Tools: Instructor will supply all tools and supplies
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 102 Saturday
Dancing Ring
Instructor: Toni Best – Visalia, CA
Students will coil pine needles on a prepared gourd utilizing floating coils and a Teneriffe ring they created at the beginning of the class.
8” h x 5” w x 5” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 100
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 111

All levels
Tools: An apron
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 103 Saturday
Pointillism (Pen & Ink Dot) Eagle
Instructor: Robin Bryson – Quail Valley, CA
Create a unique and outstanding eagle done solely in dots. Learn a technique of shading thru dotting. This technique can be applied with other mediums. It is a very relaxing method. 8” h x 7 ½” w x 7 ½” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 85
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 96

All levels
Tools: A clean gourd, no smaller than 7 ½” high.
The design is 6 ½” high x 4 ½” wide
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

Cancelled
# 104 Saturday

Japanese Basket Purse
Instructor: Donna Crispin – Eugene, OR

 

San Diego 14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 105 Saturday
Willow Bark Knitted & Stitched Basket
Instructor: Deb Curtis – Corvallis, OR
Knit a sculptural basket using willow bark as the “yarn”. Heavier willow bark will be used for the sides and the rim, if you add one. Must be able to knit and purl already. Size will vary.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 135
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 146

All levels
Tools: Bucket, towel scissors, circular knitting needles size 3-8 and one straight needle the same size or larger
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 106 Saturday
Shell Lid with Porcelain Beads
Instructor: Vickie Echols – Temecula, CA
You will learn how to coil pine needles onto a prepared fancy sea shell while incorporating beads into your work. You will use the beads to fill in the gaps to turn an odd shape into a round one. Shaping techniques will be emphasized to help you get a well-fitted lid. This lid is made in two parts so you will learn how to attach a new pine needle coil to the piece of the lid you have just created. Some pine needle weaving experience will be very helpful. THIS IS FOR THE LID ONLY.
4” h x 6” w X 6” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 110
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 121

Intermediate
Tools: Sharp scissors, small needle-nose plyers, small jewelry wire cutters and your prepared gourd.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 107 Saturday
Envelope Purse
Instructor: Gail Ethier – Bettendorf, IA
Make a colorful and useful woven pouch with painted strips of Pellon. This is a friendly material made by the teacher, flexible and strong and a great way to learn the basics of diagonal plaiting. Pouch can be finished with a button and cord closure. A selection of buttons and cords will be available. 4” h x 1” w x 7 “l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 130
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 141

All levels
Tools: small scissors and a mini packing tool.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 108 Saturday
Multi Material Twined Basket
Instructor: Polly Jacobs Giacchina – La Mesa, CA
Weave flat smoked reeds as an armature and use twining to create a
multi-material basket. 6” h x 5” w x 6” l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 90
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 101

All Levels
Tools: Sharp scissors and small water spray bottle. Optional: bring medium to heavy yarn
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 109 Saturday
Connections
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger – Peru, IN
Students will learn to fuse and reticulate silver to copper allowing students to create unique and creative designs. Using copper wire, students will design and assemble jewelry using a wire rivet. The possibilities are endless and Mary’s approach to making a wire rivet is easy to execute. Mary will also show other cold connections including, silver eyelets, tying and weaving techniques. Students will make several pieces of jewelry. Sizes will vary.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 117
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 128

All levels
Tools: Hammer, bench block, texturing hammers if desired, needle-nose and bent nose pliers, metal scissor or snips, wire cutters.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 110 Saturday
Lauhala Flowers
Instructor: Sue Kamin – San Diego, CA
Learn how to prepare Lauhala (pandanus leaf) for weaving. This plant is common in the South Pacific. Also learn how to weave Hibiscus, and Arum Lily flowers.
2” h x 2 ½” w x 5” l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 90
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 101

All levels
Tools: Scissors, paring knife, spray bottle, old large and small towels magnifying glasses if necessary.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

#111 Saturday
Pine Needle Basket Around a Chinese Coin
Instructor: Carol E Lang – Carlsbad, CA
Learn to coil a pine needle basket around a Chinese coin. Emphasis will be on regular spacing of stitches using waxed linen. Several different stitches will be executed. Adding beads, and leaving sheath ends exposed for design purposes will be discussed and demonstrated. 1 ½” x 3” w x 3” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

All levels
Tools: Small sharp scissors
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

#112 Saturday
In Bloom
Instructor: Sam McKinney – Lindsay, CA
Students will use wire to create 3 daisies with leaves on a small gourd using # 11 seed beads. 4 ½” h x 4” w x 4” l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

All levels
Tools: Hemostats. Instructor will have them for sale @ $3.00 each.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 113 Saturday
Inspiration
Instructor: Linda Scherz – Rome, NY
This is a great basket to learn twining with waxed linen, a beaded foot and a braided rim. Techniques include twining, completing a row, setting up the next row, color change and how to make a pattern spiral and a double braided rim Linda will demonstrate and teach you all the techniques to make your basket.
1” h x 2 ¾” w x 2 ¾” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 95
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 106

All Levels
Tools: Small scissors, pointed waxed linen packing tool, bead tray, optional magnifying glasses and personal light.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 114 Saturday
Sculptural Sweetgrass
Instructor: Polly Adams Sutton – Seattle, WA
Using soft mellowed North West seagrass, this basket will be shaped by twining over cedar bark spokes. Students will experiment with the tension in the twining to control the shape as well as revealing the cedar spokes. 4” h x 3” w x 2 ½” l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 150
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 161

All Levels
Tools: Old towel, squirt bottle, basket shears, tapestry needle, packing tool
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 115 Saturday
Pour It On!
Instructor: Grace Swanson – Encinitas, CA
Students will learn to pour acrylic paint on the gourd provided by the instructor, then use the coiling technique with pine needles and waxed Irish linen, to complete the rim. 6” h x 6” w x 6” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 90
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 101

All levels
Tools: Scissors, drill with1/8” bit
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 116 Saturday
Off the Grid
Instructor: Karen Tembreull – L'Anse, MI
The base of this bias weave consists of wider birch strips and narrower willow strips. The top edge is saw tooth and tucked securely. The spruce root doubles as a rim/wall hanger handle. Add a small vase liner for a nice wall bouquet. Material will be provided for 2 baskets. Bias experience is helpful. 7” h x 3” w x 3” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

Intermediate to advanced
Tools: Flat packer, spray bottle, micro clips, needle-nose pliers or hemostats, angle cutters.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 117 Saturday
Ripples in Tsumugi
Instructor: Judy Zugish – Marysville, WA
Compose a basket to your own making with prepared willow bark, yellow cedar, copper and tsumugi. Silk and wire, soft and hard, with an excellent intro for all levels to plaiting, twining and shaping barks The pleasure of learning to combine complimentary materials is a step away from pattern and into design. Judy leads you gently thru the possibities and multiple skills in this all levels workshop.
5” h x 4” w x 4” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 130
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 141

All levels
Tools: Scissors, measuring tape, 2” disposable paint brush, old towel, spray bottle.
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