June Beginner Class:  Knotting Project with Susan Hanks
Jun
17
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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July Workshop: Willow Bread Basket with Jo Campbell Amsler
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

July Workshop: Willow Bread Basket with Jo Campbell Amsler

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

July Workshop: Willow Shopper with Jo Campbell Amsler

  • Multnomah Arts Center Room 7 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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April Fourth Monday: Splitting & Preparing Natural Materials
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

April Fourth Monday: Splitting & Preparing Natural Materials

Learn and practice splitting natural materials so you know how to size materials for your weaving.  We may be working with willow, cedar, and / or whatever else we can get our hands on! 

Instructor:  Susan Hanks

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! 

All skill levels welcome in this class. 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. 

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April Workshop: False Embroidery, Small Corn Husk Pouch
Apr
21
to Apr 22

April Workshop: False Embroidery, Small Corn Husk Pouch

  • Multnomah Arts Center Room 7 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this class you will make a small twinned corn husk pouch using the false embroidery technique. Materials will be corn husk, hemp, and rayon raffia.

Instructor: Kelli Palmer

Class Fee:  $64
Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on first day of class

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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April General Meeting:   Playing with Twill - Hands On Project
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

April General Meeting: Playing with Twill - Hands On Project

Twill is a form of plaiting, widely used by basket makers in the Southwest and Northwest.  Twills can be done with many materials, such as cedar, reed, and paper

Practice your twills at our April member meeting using paper strips.  Can you make a 3/3?  What about a 5/2?  Susan Hanks will facilitate.  

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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April Beginner Class: Reed Flower Basket - CLASS FULL
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

April Beginner Class: Reed Flower Basket - CLASS FULL

Please note this class is now full. 
Watch this space for future open classes, or Join the Guild to be among the first to know. 

This is a class for beginning weavers and for those new to working with reed.  You will select your own colors from those supplied.   

Instructor:  Barbara Kommer

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 registration information, email the Outreach Chair. 

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March Fourth Monday: Mini Twill Bowl
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

March Fourth Monday: Mini Twill Bowl

Weave a mini twill bowl using 5 rod waling on a wooden base and a Gretchen border.  We will be using 3 colors of #3 reed.

Instructor:  Nancy Kiltz

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! 


All skill levels welcome in this class. 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. 

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February Fourth Monday: Tenerife Weaving on a Gourd
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

February Fourth Monday: Tenerife Weaving on a Gourd

In this class you will learn a basic and simple technique for Tenerife weaving on a gourd.  A craft-ready (finished on the inside and outside) gourd is included in the material fee. 

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!

All skill levels welcome in this class. 

For registration information, email the Fourth Monday Chair. 

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January Fourth Monday: Embroidered Cards
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

January Fourth Monday: Embroidered Cards

Just in time to celebrate your dear hearts!  Learn how to embroider three different heart patterns on cards for your loved ones.  Make three cards in class, and make three cards at home with the materials provided.

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!

All skill levels welcome in this class. 
Registration is required.

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January General Meeting:   Wall Basket Hands-On Project with Sheila Tasker
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

January General Meeting: Wall Basket Hands-On Project with Sheila Tasker

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start the year off right with a hands-on basketry project among friends.  

Tools to bring:  spray bottle, soaking bin, flat awl, and tapestry needle. 

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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November General Meeting:   Holiday Ornaments & Election of Board Officers
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

November General Meeting: Holiday Ornaments & Election of Board Officers

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's time for our annual holiday ornament extravaganza! 

Get inspired for the season with two easy and fun projects taught by fellow Guild members. Jane Wilson will teach a Scandinavian Folded Star ornament, and Rosey Covert will teach us how to make  braided wreath ornament.  

Also, in the spirit of election season, the Guild members will vote and elect our 2018 board officers.

This program is free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.

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October Workshop:  Medalions of Natural Materials with Margaret Mathewson
Oct
21
to Oct 22

October Workshop: Medalions of Natural Materials with Margaret Mathewson

  • Multnomah Arts Center Room TBA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an exploration of many ways to start and weave a decorative medallion, hair pin, or earring, all in natural materials. 

Class fee: $56
Materials fee: $40 - $80  Please bring to class for instructor.
This class is open to Guild members of all skill levels. 
Registration is required.

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September Fourth Monday: Willow Stars with Carol Horvath
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

September Fourth Monday: Willow Stars with Carol Horvath

Learn to make two different styles of willow stars. One simply weaves the corners together while the other also incorporates random weaving. Star sides are approximately 12”. 

Class Fee:  $5
Materials Fee:  $15 (please bring to class for your instructor)
This class is open to Guild members at all skill levels.
Registration is required.

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September Workshop: Color and Pattern Play - Twining with Claudia Mullek
Sep
23
to Sep 24

September Workshop: Color and Pattern Play - Twining with Claudia Mullek

  • Multnomah Arts Center Room 39 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Students will explore the many possibilities of creating patterns and textures. Ideas for color selection will be discussed. 

Class fee: $30  //  Materials fee: None  (see listing for details)
This class is open to Guild members of all skill levels. Registration is required.

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September General Meeting:  Twining and Color with Claudia Mullek
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

September General Meeting: Twining and Color with Claudia Mullek

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Guild supported Claudia Mullek's participation in a recent class on new uses of twining.  Claudia will present what she learned, as well as insights from her own personal journey developing the unique character of her basketry.

Free and open to all Guild members.
Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.

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