November General Meeting:
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

November General Meeting:

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Join us for this traditional meeting and make a gift or a holiday ornament. This is a low-key, hands-on, social event with your fellow members.

You will have the opportunity to choose from three projects.

Heather Houston will teach a twined bell.

Barbara Kommer will teach a medallion designed by Flo Hoppe.

Susan Hanks will teach a God’s eye of cedar that can be a plain God’s eye or a turtle.

Bring scissors, a small packing tool, a tapestry needle, measuring tape, and clips or small clothes pins

The Guild’s monthly program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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December Northwest Gourders: Egg Gourd Basket Ornament
Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

December Northwest Gourders: Egg Gourd Basket Ornament

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Our project for December is a darling basket made from a egg gourd.

Room Rental $5

Gourd needed – A egg gourd are being provided by Lona Slivkoff

Tools Needed:

Tools Needed: compass, #2 pencil, wet ones, tape measure, x-acto knife with # 11 blade, wood burner with skew and ball tips, brown tone ink dyes, very small paint brush., only one of the following; Excel knife with saw blade or mini jig saw or carver with fili-point bur. There will be extra wood burner, carvers and jig saws to use if you don’t have one.

Open To all skill levels


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February  Workshop:  "Russian Twitch" Basket with Jill Choate
Feb
8
to Feb 9

February Workshop: "Russian Twitch" Basket with Jill Choate

  • Multnomah Arts Center Room 39 (map)
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Weave a double-walled design in reed with twill caning that embellishes the outside of the basket.

Instructor

Jill Choate

Skill level

Beginner-intermediate

Tools needed: :basketry shears, Weaverite tool (heavy duty packing), long tapered awl (think ice pick), water bucket, spray bottle, rag for wiping reed.

Cost:

Class Fee:  $64 payable to CBBG at time of registration
Materials Fee: $110 to be paid to instructor on first day of class

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 
To register email the Workshops Chair. 

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November Northwest Gourders: Gourd Prep 101
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

November Northwest Gourders: Gourd Prep 101

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

This class will teach you how to prepare a gourd from cleaning to finishing. The first half of this class will cover; cleaning the outside, cutting, gourd design, cleaning and sanding and finishing the inside of a gourd. We also will cover repairs of holes and cracks.  

The second half of the class will cover gourd finishing, including a metallic marbling, alcohol ink, how to work with Interference and a sponge acrylic finish. 

Room Rental $5

Gourd needed – A clean and uncleaned Oregon gourd will be provided at no cost. We ask you register for the class.  Bring you own if you have one you want help with.

Tools Needed:

Any gourd cleaning, cutting, and finishing supplies you have. If you a new to gourding you can use some of the members tools and supplies


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October 4th Monday: Spiral Open-weave Trivet
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

October 4th Monday: Spiral Open-weave Trivet

Weave a decorative 8-9” trivet. We will open-twine in a spiral and finish the trivet with a track border and a footed base. We will use natural and dyed round reed. 

Methods and Skills: Open- weave twining, track border, footed base.

Instructor

Barbara Kommer

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $9(Please bring to class for the instructor)

Tools:

Pencil, flat ruler, a couple of wire twist ties, cutters, spray bottle, towel.

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on May 1.

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October General Meeting:  Peter Schutte: How to Photograph your Baskets
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

October General Meeting: Peter Schutte: How to Photograph your Baskets

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From Peter Schutte — I have been a photographer for many clients both in the Netherlands and in the Portland area. My first major job was to photograph the catalogue of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, photographing all the major paintings and the many pieces of their art collection.

Photographing our own works of art is often not done right, either because of lack of technical and artistic know how, or understanding what people that are looking for art, like baskets in this case, are really wanting to see…

I have been teaching many classes at the Multnomah Art Center in photographing our products in an artful way so that the artist can save money and do it themselves. In the brief time of my talk and demonstration I will try my best to show these things, and what to do and what not to do.

Bring a camera and baskets to photograph

Bring your cameras that you plan to use for doing this work, some of your work and I will show how to go about making a good photograph of your product, also using indoor lighting for times when you photograph  

The Guild’s monthly program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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October Northwest Gourders
Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

October Northwest Gourders

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Our project for October will be “Faux Raku” Gourd with Philodendron Sheath Rim. This project creates the look of fired raku pottery using a gourd and added pigments. It’s a simple and fun project that requires few tools, so it is especially great for beginners. It’s also a good way to use gourds that might have some flaws.

Room Rental $5

Supplies fee - $5. If you want to bring your own supplies: Mode Podge, black spray paint, black acrylic paint, sponge brush, Metallic/Interference/Iridescent powders/Metallic Rub-ons/Shiva Iridescent Paint Stix, magnolia skeletal leaves/tissue paper/thick medium, philodendron sheath, #4 waxed linen thread.

Gourd needed - any gourd will work even if it is flawed. Cut and cleaned gourds bowls will be available to purchase $5 ea.

Tools Needed:

Scissors, baby wipes, paper towels, ½’ cheap stencil brush (optional), heat tool, drill, 1/16” drill bit, #2 pencil, fabric tape measure.


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CANCELLED  October Workshop:  Weaving a Decorative Bee Skep Hive
Oct
12
to Oct 13

CANCELLED October Workshop: Weaving a Decorative Bee Skep Hive

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Students will learn how to coil weave thickly with local grasses to create a decorative skep for display, or for gathering bee swarms.

Instructor

Susan Knilans

Skill level

All levels are welcome

Tools needed: Scissors, water spay bottle, mallet to pound grasses

Cost:

Class Fee:  $64 payable to CBBG at time of registration
Materials Fee: $ $90 to be paid to instructor on first day of class

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 
To register email the Workshops Chair.  CANCELLED

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October Beginner Class: Basic Weaving Techniques
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

October Beginner Class: Basic Weaving Techniques

This class is designed for beginners with little-to-no basket weaving experience. We will focus on basic weaving techniques that can be applied to many different materials.

Instructor: Chloe Hight
Class Fee:  $8  This is a non-refundable fee.

Registration is open to all.  Members of the general public as well as Guild members are invited to register.  Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

To Register: CLASS IS FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY  

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September 4th Monday: Half Cup Berry Basket
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

September 4th Monday: Half Cup Berry Basket

Learn to make a miniature double-walled berry basket from techniques taught by the late Anna Jefferson of the Lummi Nation

Methods and Skills: Twining, plaiting in herringbone twill, folding, and cross lashing

Instructor

Kat Black

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $20 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Tools: Towel, a bowl for water, sponge or dipping cloth, scissors, small awl, big-eye needle, and 4 ply waxed linen.

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on May 1.

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September General Meeting:  Innovation in Basketry Using Alternative Materials
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

September General Meeting: Innovation in Basketry Using Alternative Materials

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Join us at our General Meeting this month to have some fun with Katie Allan, long-time CBBG member. She creates vessels and sculptural weavings with material not generally associated with basketry.

She creates with everything from oil cloth, bookbinders cloth, plastic garbage bags and more.

Katie will show us examples and pictures of her work as she tells us her story of how she found a way to instill messages in basketry.

The Guild’s monthly program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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September Northwest Gourders
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

September Northwest Gourders

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Our September meeting will be Vinyl Resist Fall Leaves. This is a fun easy project that anyone can do. Perfect for fall decorating or gift giving. You will be able to finish the project at the meeting.  The best part is the Northwest Gourders are providing the supplies needed for the project (except the gourd).

Supplies will be provided by the Northwest Gourders. We will use the following if you want to bring your own: ½”& 1/8” masking tape, black Fine tip Sharpie, brown fine tip Sharpie, Transparent Acrylic (Terra Cotta, Cinnamon, Toffee), gold leaf, black gold leaf adhesive, UF Clear Acrylic Spray, sea sponge, woodburner, vinyl.

Tools Needed:

Files/rasp/fingernail file, sharp scissors, straight pin, #2 pencil, baby wipes, paper towels, small paint brush, heat tool, soft cloth or sponge brush (1” wide), vinyl gloves, wood burner with skew tip

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August 4th Monday: Stone Netting
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

August 4th Monday: Stone Netting

In this class we will be creating and designing a net around a palm sized semiprecious stone. You will learn and use a technique called knotless netting or single looping to weave a net to hold the exact shape of your stone. There will be room to play and experiment with the technique as well as the shape and form of your net.

Methods and Skills: knotless netting/single looping

Instructor: Rosey Covert

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $15 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Tools: scissors, large eye needle

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on May 1.

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Basket Day in the Park 2019: An Exploration of Natural Materials
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Basket Day in the Park 2019: An Exploration of Natural Materials

This year’s Basket Day will focus on learning about and weaving with natural materials. Options for the day:

 Learn to prepare your cedar bark

 Plan and start a cedar basket with your bark

 Learn about cherry bark and create a small folded basket

 Learn about iris leaves and weave a corn husk/iris leaf basket

 Learn about western sweetgrass and make a small sweetgrass basket

Click here for more class information.

It’s a potluck, too. Bring a dish to share.

Registration Deadline: July 27, 2019

Class Fee:  FREE
Materials fee: Varies with each class

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, contact Heather Houston

 

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July 4th Monday: Daffodil Cordage
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

July 4th Monday: Daffodil Cordage

Learn to make cordage from daffodil leaves, then create a pendant, brooch, or basket start (coiled or couched), or use your piece as an embellishment for a basket

Instructor: Heather Houston

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $6 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on May 1.

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Northwest Gourders
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Northwest Gourders

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

At our July meeting, will feature 3 rod whaling or tripe twining, a basket weaving technique, on a gourd. Nancy Kiltz an experienced basket weaver will teach us this technique. Bring your own gourd, cut and ready to weave, but it will need to be thicker to insert the weavers so an Oregon gourd will not work.
Room rent - $5 each person

Reed for weaving - $5

Gourd needed – thick gourd 5” to 7” in diameter, cut and cleaned with a flat rim.  We will have a limited number of gourds cut and ready to weave for $10 each but you will need to reserve one. To reserve gourd notify Jane  janewilson1949@outlook.com 

Tools needed – scissors for cutting reed, awl, needle nose pliers, bucket, towel and drill with 5/64” drill bit.

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 July Workshop: Polish Asymmetric Basket with Clare Revera (Registration is closed)
Jul
6
to Jul 7

July Workshop: Polish Asymmetric Basket with Clare Revera (Registration is closed)

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The Polish asymmetric basket is based on a traditional design but the interesting border gives it an overall contemporary feel. In this course you will be thoroughly taught traditional stake and strand basket making techniques and then learn how to apply them to more contemporary baskets.

Skill level: Strong beginner or Intermediate: some willow experience helpful

Tools needed: bypass pruners/cutters, a weight, bodkin, rapping iron

Cost: Both material and class fees must be paid in advance to reserve your place in this workshop.

Class Fee:  $84 paybable to CBBG
Materials Fee: $100 payable to Carol Horvath

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 
Class if full, registration is closed, email the Workshops Chair. 

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July Workshop: Zarzo Basket with Clare Revera (Registration is Closed)
Jul
5
9:00 AM09:00

July Workshop: Zarzo Basket with Clare Revera (Registration is Closed)

The Zarzo basket is a design that is based on a Spanish tray that was used to drain cheese. The design is versatile and can be adapted to make a huge variety of functional baskets and trays. During this one-day course you will be taught the technique and learn the round or square version of the basket and, if time, one tray. Sizes will vary.

Cost: Both material and class fees must be paid in advance to reserve your place in this workshop.

Class Fee:  $48 payble to CBBG
Materials Fee: $80 payable to Carol Horvath

Tools needed: bypass pruners/cutters, a weight, and a blunt knife

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

Class if full, registration is closed. If you hve any questions, email the Workshops Chair. 

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June 4th Monday: Lavender Wands
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

June 4th Monday: Lavender Wands

In this class we will be weaving lavender wands, which are Victorian Era sachets originated in Provence, France. They can be described as freshly cut lavender flowers within a cage of their own stems woven with ribbon; dried afterwards; with a wonderful scent that lingers for many years. 

The class will also include hints regarding the type of lavender best for wands, u-cutting in a very short harvesting season, and the necessity of using only fresh-cut stems. Students will make 1-3 wands.

Instructor: Diane Woods

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $10 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on May 1.

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June General Meeting: An Evening with Sam Robertson, Dakota/Nakota/Lakota
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

June General Meeting: An Evening with Sam Robertson, Dakota/Nakota/Lakota

Sam Robertson is of Dakota descent, along with Scotsman, Irish, English, and Dutch! He will speak about his Native American heritage as well as life experiences.

The Guild’s monthly program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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 Northwest Gourders
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

Northwest Gourders

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

At our June meeting, Jim Tucker will be showing how he makes his gourd birdhouse/feeders and Master Gardener, Marti Farris will share her knowledge of gourd planters.

Jim uses a gourd called “people” gourds. Bring your own gourd in any shape you want to make your own birdhouse, feeder, or planter, or you can purchase a “people” gourd from Jim for birdhouses. The gourd does need to be thicker because of the nob drill bits used to cut the larger hole.

Tools and supplies to bring if you have them: Gourd from Jim $5 ea. Please notify Jane or Jim if you need to purchase gourds so he can have them available. Planter supplies to be announced.

Room Rental:  $5 (bring to class)
Material Fees: Gourd from Jim $5 ea. Please notify Jane or Jim if you need to purchase gourds so he can have them available. .

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May 3rd Monday: Small Coiled Basket
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

May 3rd Monday: Small Coiled Basket

In this class, we will use raffia to coil a small basket with a simple pattern. Students may not have enough time finish their basket in the class, though you will leave with the technique and skills to do so at home.

Instructor: Donna Kuttner

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $9 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. Registration begins on April 1.

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May General Meeting: Monica Setziol Phillips
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

May General Meeting: Monica Setziol Phillips

Monica Setziol-Phillips is a weaver, carver, and storyteller. She started weaving as a senior in college at PSU. After a stint in the Peace Corps she returned to Portland got a loom and started weaving again. Meanwhile she got a job teaching German and Art at North Catholic High School. After several years, she began teaching at the old School of Arts and Crafts in NW Portland. In 1975 she moved to the Bay Area. Her loom went with her and she continued to weave. Returning to Oregon in late 1986 she moved to Sheridan in order to be close to her parents who were having health problems. In addition to weaving, she began carving seriously and incorporated her weavings into carvings


In addition to showing photos of and talking about her work, She plans to talk about the importance of keeping the crafts alive and of nurturing creativity for all of us. She would also like to share some stories and talk a bit about the importance of folktales

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 Northwest Gourders
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Northwest Gourders

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A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Our May meeting and project will be “faux suede finish and faux beading.”  Project leader will be Jane Wilson.

Tools and supplies to bring if you have them:  Gourd shards for practice and/or an unfinished gourd bowl, wood burners with skew tip, Scribble or Puff Paints available at Walmart, Joann’s or Michaels, wet ones, pencil.

Room Rental:  $5 (bring to class)
Material Fees: $5 this includes gourd shard, gourd bowl and paints.  Wood burners will be available to use.

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April Fourth Monday: Sculptural Vessels
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

April Fourth Monday: Sculptural Vessels

Students will weave sculptural vessels, while experimenting with the texture, color, and size of a variety of plant materials (seasonally dependent).

Instructor: Chloe Hight

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $15 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 
Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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April Workshop: Full-turn Twined Basket
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

April Workshop: Full-turn Twined Basket

Learn full-turn twining, the weave used in Sally bags. Create your own geometric design or use one provided. You will make a short twined bag using Pendleton wool yarn and, for spokes, heavy cord.

Class Fee:  $48
Materials Fee: $40 payable to Barbara Kommer on the frist day of class

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 
This class is full. To place your name on the wait list, email the Workshops Chair. 

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March Fourth Monday: A Leaf-shaped Bread Tray
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

March Fourth Monday: A Leaf-shaped Bread Tray

In this class we will be making a willow leaf-shaped bread tray.

Instructor: Carol Horvarth

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $30 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 

Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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March General Meeting:  Bees and Their Skeps with Suan Knilans
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

March General Meeting: Bees and Their Skeps with Suan Knilans

Susan Knilans is a teacher, beekeeper, bee skep maker, master storyteller, and author of the classic New York Times bestseller, Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections.

She will speak to us about her experiences, and about keeping bees in coiled skep hives

This program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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Feburary General Meeting:  Helena de Crespo- Executive Director, Save World Art
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Feburary General Meeting: Helena de Crespo- Executive Director, Save World Art

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Helena is an award-winning actor appearing on three continents in film, theatre, and television. She will share how she founded Save World Art, whose mission is to support indigenous art that has been threatened with extinction. Learn more at www.saveworldart.org.

This program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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 January Fourth Monday: African Gourd Shekerie
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

January Fourth Monday: African Gourd Shekerie

Make an African musical instrument called a shekerie.

Instructor: Jane wilson

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $10 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

Registration for this workshop is open to Guild members only. 

Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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January General Meeting:  Willow Weaving in England and Wales
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

January General Meeting: Willow Weaving in England and Wales

Carol Horvath will share her trip to England and Wales. She’ll give a program at our January meeting about her trip, teachers she worked with, and the baskets she made.

This program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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 December General Meeting: Holiday Pot Luck
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

December General Meeting: Holiday Pot Luck

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Join us and bring you favorite dish to share(with serving utensils)

Basket Raffle (optional)

We will have a basket raffle similar to that which we do at the Retreat each year.

Gift Exchange (optional)

Bring a basket or basketry related items (tools, material, book, calendar, etc..) in a plain brown grocery bag for the exchange.

This program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join. Not a member? Join the Guild today!

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