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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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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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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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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 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  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.

Methods and Skills: cordage, coiling, couching

Instructor: Heather Houston

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

Tools: scissors, 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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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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June Beginner Class: Pine Needle Weaving
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

June Beginner Class: Pine Needle Weaving

We will start a small pine needle basket sewn with waxed linen on a decorative center. You will learn basic stitches, how to develop spacing and shaping.

Instructor: Susan Hanks
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! 

For instructions on how to register, please email ColumbiaBasinBasketryGuild@gmail.com.     

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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

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
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.

Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

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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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 October Workshop:  Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill
Oct
20
to Oct 21

October Workshop: Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill

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You will learn how to twill weave in compact twining or plaiting. You will also learn how to space twine with crossed warps or spaced twining (small clam or seaweed baskets), how to create a pattern using various twining techniques and false embroidery, and how to finish the border.

Class Fee:  $106
Materials:  Spruce root for 3" basket is $250. Students may use their own material.

Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 
Class is Full to be put on waiting list, email the Workshops Chair. 

 

 

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October Workshop: Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

October Workshop: Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill

This is a beginning basketry class that will give a basic understanding of the art of Native basketry. You will learn how to Z-twist twine. (Most Northwest Coast Native basketry is Z-twist). You’ll also learn how to make the transition from the base to the sides of the basket using one of two 3-string twining techniques, and how to finish the edge using two of the 22 different endings.

Class Fee:  $48
Materials fee options:  Spruce root, sun bleached grass or maiden hair fern. Spruce root for 2 1/2" - 3" basket is $250. The cost of spruce root for other size baskets will depend on size. Students may use their own materials and may purchase root to supplement their own supply. Cedar bark may be substituted for spruce root.

CLASS IS FULL to be put on waiting list email the Workshops Chair. 
Registration is open to Guild members only. Not a member?  Join the Guild today! 

 

 

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October General Meeting:  Haida Artists Delores Churchill and Evelyn Vanderhoop
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

October General Meeting: Haida Artists Delores Churchill and Evelyn Vanderhoop

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CBBG members, friends, and family are invited to a program with Haida master weavers Delores Churchill and Evelyn Vanderhoop. This is a special program; there will be no business meeting.

Churchill, who received a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, will present “Basketry to Raven’s Tail,” a retrospective of her work. She weaves baskets, hats, robes, and other regalia using such materials as spruce root, cedar bark, wool, and natural dyes,

Vanderhoop specializes in weaving the chief's robe of the Haida people. She teaches and weaves Raven's Tail (northern geometric weaving) and Naaxiin (Chilkat). She has done extensive research into the history of northern coast robes. She comes from a long line of Haida weavers, including her grandmother Selina Peratrovich and her mother, Delores Churchill.

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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October Outreach Class (NON-MEMBERS WELCOME!)  Flower Gathering Basket of Cattail
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

October Outreach Class (NON-MEMBERS WELCOME!) Flower Gathering Basket of Cattail

Learn to make a square plaited start, to twine, and to make cordage as you also answer the question: “what do I do with all this cattail I have gathered?”  

Instructor: Carolyn Reznikoff See some of Carolyn’s work here.

Class Fee:  $8  This is a non-refundable fee that includes your $5 class registration plus $3 for materials

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! 

For instructions on how to register, please email ColumbiaBasinBasketryGuild@gmail.com.     

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September Fourth Monday: Ply-Split Business Card Holder
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

September Fourth Monday: Ply-Split Business Card Holder

Make a useful ply-split basket using artist-made 4-ply paper cords.

Instructor: Linda Hendrickson

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $16.25 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

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

Previous ply-splitting experience helpful but not required. Must be able to split 1/8” diameter cords with gripfid, insert a cord into the gripfid channel, and pull the cord through  For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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September General Meeting:  Field Trip to Our Table Cooperative Farm / Guild Willow Plot
Sep
20
12:30 PM12:30

September General Meeting: Field Trip to Our Table Cooperative Farm / Guild Willow Plot

Our Table Cooperative Farm generously provides land, irrigation water, and some mowing of our Guild's newly planted willows.  We will begin with lunch at Our Table grocery/deli.  After lunch we'll learn about the farm and growing willows for weaving.  The tour will include a short walk of about two blocks.  A car may be available to drive the distance, if needed.   

Carol Horvath and other Guild Willow Committee members will be our guides. 

The Guild's monthly programs are 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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 Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Gallery Show:  "Anything Goes"
Sep
7
to Oct 2

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Gallery Show: "Anything Goes"

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Opening Reception

Friday, September 7    7 - 9 p.m. 

Exhibit   

Friday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 2

About the Show

"Basketry 2018:  Anything Goes" showcases an assortment of functional, sculptural, and experimental pieces created by twenty-two Guild members and artists.

Open to the public

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August Fourth Monday: Cedar Rose
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

August Fourth Monday: Cedar Rose

Make a rose using cedar bark

Instructor: Elaine St Martin

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $12 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

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

All skill levels welcome.  For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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July Fourth Monday: Double-walled plaited mini-cup
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

July Fourth Monday: Double-walled plaited mini-cup

Weave a Mexican plaited mini-cup.

Instructor: Karen Black

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! 

All skill levels welcome.  For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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July Workshop: Willow Shopper with Jo Campbell Amsler
Jul
21
to Jul 22

July Workshop: Willow Shopper with Jo Campbell Amsler

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The Willow Shopper will teach students how to use willow in a large, rib-style basket.   The class will focus on techniques to create a double rim for the willow frame, handle the material correctly, and work with ribs learning several skills to create the specific shape.  A pair of flat-braided leather handles will finish the Shopper and make it ready for carrying groceries, books, and all kinds of storage. 

This class is suitable for intermediate or willing beginners.  Some experience with willow is helpful.  Hand strength is very important.  

Registration deadline:  Friday, April 20

Class Fee:  $96
Materials fee of $140 due with registration (separate check payable to Jo Campbell Amsler)

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

For registration information, email the Workshops Chair. 

 

 

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July Workshop: Willow Bread Basket
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

July Workshop: Willow Bread Basket

Long and narrow, just right for serving breads, fruits, or for displaying your favorite finds, this is an "easy to weave" willow basket.  Using two U-shaped willow rims, the class will learn how to splice them together to make a frame.  Then wood bars are added to complete the shape and the basket is finished with a simple over/under weave in willow.  Class level is beginning and above. 

Registration deadline Friday April 20.

Class Fee:  $42
Materials fee of $60 due with registration (separate check payable to Jo Campbell Amsler)

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

For registration information, email the Workshops Chair. 

 

 

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July General Meeting:  Baskets Along the Way by Jo Campbell Amsler
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

July General Meeting: Baskets Along the Way by Jo Campbell Amsler

Jo has been using willow in her basketry work for the past 37 years. It has been featured in magazines and books, and has been in exhibits across the United States, one of the most recent being “A Measure of the Earth” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Her evening presentation will feature baskets and their makers form Jo’s travel abroad

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time. Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

We will call to order at 7:00 p.m. for Guild announcements, member sharing, and the monthly program.

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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June Fourth Monday: Coiled Pendant with Ni'au Blanc Fibers
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

June Fourth Monday: Coiled Pendant with Ni'au Blanc Fibers

Create a coiled pendant using Ni'au Blanc fibers from the baby coconut tree.

Instructor: Donna Sakamoto Crispin

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $12 (Please bring to class for the instructor)

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

All skill levels welcome.  For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair.

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June General Meeting:   Pat Courtney Gold, Wasco Nation Fiber Artist and Scholar
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

June General Meeting: Pat Courtney Gold, Wasco Nation Fiber Artist and Scholar

Pat is a Wasco Native, the upriver branch of the Chinook Nation. Her ancestors lived along the Columbia River for more than 12,000 years. She was born and raised on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, central Oregon. Besides doing artwork, Pat lectures about the Columbia River Native cultures to universities and museums.

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time. Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

We will call to order at 7:00 p.m. for Guild announcements, member sharing, and the monthly program.

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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June Beginner Class:  Knotting Project with Susan Hanks
Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

June Beginner Class: Knotting Project with Susan Hanks

This is a class for beginning weavers and for those new to knotting.  You will select your own colors from those supplied.  We will start covering a needle case. 

Instructor: Susan Hanks

Class Fee:  $8  This is a non-refundable fee that includes your $5 class registration plus $3 for materials

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! 

For instructions on how to register, please email ColumbiaBasinBasketryGuild@gmail.com.     

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May "Third Monday:"  Small Plaited Pouch (2" x 2")
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

May "Third Monday:" Small Plaited Pouch (2" x 2")

Learn plaiting and twining utilizing cedar and willow barks.  Please note:  this class takes place on May 21, the third Monday, as the fourth Monday in May is the Memorial Day holiday. 

Instructor: Heather Houston

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $15*  (Please bring to class for the instructor)
*There is an option to bring your own materials.

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

All skill levels welcome in this class. 
For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. 

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