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

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SUNDAY CLASSES

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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden

# 218 Sunday
Mesh Twist 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 6” w x 6” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

All levels
Tools: The instructor will supply all tools and supplies.
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# 219 Sunday
Spring Blossom
Instructor: Toni Best – Visalia, CA
Students will coil pine needles on a gourd manipulating them to create the blossom opening with floating coils helping to illustrate movement.
7” h x 6” w x 6” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 95
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 106

All levels
Tools: An apron
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# 220 Sunday
Delicately Carved Star Fish
Instructor: Robin Bryson – Quail Valley, CA
Create a wonderfully carved star fish out of a cannon ball gourd, accentuated with filigree around it. This will give the gourd the illusion of depth without carving deep. 4” h x 6 ½” w x 6 ½” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 95
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 106

All levels
Tools: Carver with Dremel bits # 116 inverted cone (speed cutter) and # 110 small inverted one (engraving cutter), fine files, dust mask, eye protection and extension cord.
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Cancelled
# 221 Sunday

Woven Figurative Rattle
Instructor: Donna Crispin – Eugene, OR

 

Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild

# 222 Sunday
Folded Birch Bark Trays
Instructor: Deb Curtis – Corvallis, OR
Make two or more folded birch bark trays in this class. You’ll learn tips and tricks for working with and folding birch bark. Add a rim of your choice from cedar bark, willow bark, North West sweetgrass, more birch bark or something you bring from home. Size will vary.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 115
Non-Members:  Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 126

All levels
Tools: Scissors, any beads or materials they would like to add or use for a rim, such as veneer, rattan, etc.
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# 223 Sunday
Triple Handle Basket with Glass Beads
Instructor: Vickie Echols – Temecula, CA
You will learn to coil pine needles onto the rim of a prepared gourd to create your unique basket. This basket is worked using a continuous pine needle coil. You will learn how to make floating coils that will be turned into handles. You will learn how to add beads to your coiling and how to make a smooth ending to finish off your basket. 6”h x 5” w x 5” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 110
Non-Members:  Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 121

All levels
Tools: Sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, small jewelry wire cutters and your prepared gourd.
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# 224 Sunday
Stick Sling Basket
Instructor: Gail Ethier – Bettendorf, IA
This is a fun little project that can be made two inches long or twenty. It all depends on the stick. Use copper wire to shape a knotless netting sling with a stick handle.
All levels of weavers welcome. You will be able to finish one or more baskets during class. 4” h x 4” w x 10” l
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 100
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 111

All levels
Tools: Wire cutter and chain-nose pliers. Tools will be available for student use.
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# 225 Sunday
It’s A Bird
Instructor: Polly Jacobs Giacchina – La Mesa, CA
Twine the body of a unique bird using date palm seed fronds. The wings will be shaped by knotless netting in wire.
18” l x 16” w x 3” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 90
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 101

All levels
Tools: Sharp scissors.
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# 226 Sunday
Shadow Boxes with Torch Fire Enameling
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger – Peru, IN
Using copper sheeting with silver sheeting for accents, students will create jewelry. They will learn many ways to create a shadowbox necklace from copper. Patinas will enhance the surface and allow for unique results. Once several shadow boxed are made, students will create inserts for the box using torch fire enameled surfaces. Fold form techniques will be used to create depth and interest with some of the inserts. Cold connections, including wire rivets, eyelets, brads, ties and weaving techniques, will be used to assemble the pieces. Broaches, necklaces, and earrings will all be made and students will go home with many samples and finished work. Fun and fast paced. 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 pliers, bentnose pliers, metal scissors or snips, wire cutters.
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# 227 Sunday
Lauhala and Paper Woven Basket
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 a plaited
basket out of paper and Lauhala. 4 ¾” h x 3 ½” w x 4 l.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 95
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 106

All levels
Tools: Scissors, paring knife, spray bottle, old large and small towels and
magnifying glasses, if necessary.
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# 228 Sunday
Knotting Sampler
Instructor: Carol E Lang – Carlsbad, CA
Students will be introduced to vertical as well as horizontal knotting to the left & right, surface design hills, valleys, letters, and turning knotters into new cores.Circular starts will be reviewed and beginning a rectangular piece will be demonstrated. 2” h x 1 ½” w
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 100
Non-Members:  Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 111

All levels
Tools: Small sharp scissors, small awl.
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# 229 Sunday
Bracelets, Bracelets, Bracelets
Instructor: Vicki Lash – Clinton, WA
Students will explore several types and styles of woven bracelets and headbands using natural materials. Students can expect to complete 1 or 2 bracelets. Pattern boards will be available for duplication. This is a great skill building class. Sizes will vary.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 105
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 116

All levels
Tools: Sharp small awl, sharp embroidery scissors (Fiskars), long fine point grip piers (jewelry), towel, small soaker bucket, personal light, and extension cord.
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# 230 Sunday
Beaded Shekeree
Instructor: Sam McKinney – Lindsay, CA
Students will cover the gourd in a diamond pattern using nylon cord and
two colors of # 6 beads. 3” h x 3 ½” w x 3½” l, 5” w with handle. Sizes will vary.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 120
Non-Members:  Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 131

All levels
Tools: None
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# 231 Sunday
Stargazer
Instructor: Linda Scherz – Rome, NY
Twine with two colors of 7 ply waxed linen, stacking your way to create the base design. The sides are a combination of delica beads and waxed linen. Complete the tray with Linda’s double face braid rim. An optional beaded foot may be added, depending on student’s weaving experience and speed. Students have a choice of purple or turquoise shades of waxed linen. Linda will demonstrate all her techniques to
create the tray. 5/8” h x 3” w x 3” d.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 102
Non-Members:  Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 113

Intermediate
Tools:
Small embroidery scissors, bead tray, waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, tape measure. A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.

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# 232 Sunday
Waves on Cedar
Instructor: Polly Adams Sutton – Seattle, WA
Using cedar bark for the spokes, this sculptural basket uses basic twining to undulate the cedar and the placement of the wire. The finish is an easy lashed
border of yellow cedar outer bark. 5 ½”h x 3” w x 3” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 150
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 161

All levels
Tools: Spray bottle, basket shears,tapestry needles, packing tool.
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# 233 Sunday
Tree of Life
Instructor: Grace Swanson – Encinitas, CA
A “tree” will be constructed from copper wire, a metal hoop and chip beads. Samples will be shown and the design will be done by the student. A channel will be carved into the gourd to allow the metal hoop to sit comfortably in the gourd opening. 10” x 10” w x 10”d.
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 100
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 111

Intermediate
Tools: Gourd saw, carver with normal bits, heat setter, wire snipper, small pliers, riffler files.
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# 234 Sunday
Wisp of the Willow
Instructor: Karen Tembreull – L'Anse, MI
Students will thread a base of cedar bark through a vintage spigot handle. An overlaid hexagonal base is added. The basket is twined with Iris leaves, and
wrapped twined with willow bark. An optional wisp may be added; finishing with
a braided border. 5” h x 2 ¾” w x 2 ¾” d
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 130
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 141

Intermediate to advanced
Tools: Flat packer, scissors, old towel, angle cutters, spray bottle, needle-nose pliers or hemostats, microclips.
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# 235 Sunday
Moonscapes
Instructor: Judy Zugish – Maryville, WA
Judy’s new wall design is all about line and the white wonder of willow skeins. Pulling in the magic of a full moon, we begin with a centerpiece and grow outward with pulsing pattern weaves. These are a pleasure to develop and allow for many personal choice developments along the way. This class is for confident experienced weavers. 18” diameter
Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 190
Non-Members: Registration, Materials & Preparation fee: $ 201

Intermediate
Tools: Small cup and disposable paintbrush, small scissors, tape measure. Optional: Ott light.
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