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

December General Meeting: Holiday Pot Luck

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

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!

View Event →
 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.

View Event →
February Workshop:  Playing with Birch Bark with Deb Curtis
Feb
23
to Feb 24

February Workshop: Playing with Birch Bark with Deb Curtis

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

You will work with birch bark to design your own basket or vessel or use one one the instructor-designed shapes. Tricks and tips for working with birch back will be shown and discussed.

Class Fee:  $64
Materials Fee: $85 payable to Deb Curtis on the frist day of class

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

 

 

View Event →

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

October Workshop: Intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill

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

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. 

 

 

View Event →
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! 

 

 

View Event →
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

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

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!

View Event →
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.     

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
 Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Gallery Show:  "Anything Goes"
Sep
7
to Oct 2

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Gallery Show: "Anything Goes"

  • Multnomah Arts Center Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Basket Day in the Park
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Basket Day in the Park

Options for the day:
Learn to prepare cedar bark, take a gourd class, or bring a project to work on. At Basket Day the Guild pays the class fee, students pay the material fee. It’s potluck, too. Plan your day and plan your meal item.

Registration Deadline: July 28, 2018

Class Fee:  FREE
Materials fee: FOR GOURD CLASS ONLY $20

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

For registration information, contact Heather Houston

 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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 30 (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. 

 

 

View Event →
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. 

 

 

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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.     

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
May General Meeting:   Hawaiian Feather Art with Joy O'Hearn
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

May General Meeting: Hawaiian Feather Art with Joy O'Hearn

Joy Pomaika'i Hau'oli O'Hearn studies Lei Hula / feather lei under Paulette Kahalepuna, a Lei Hulu master.

With Aunty Paulette's permission and support, Joy is able to teach, sell her pieces, and speak about Lei Hulu. Come learn about this fascinating and beautiful Hawaiian art form!

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!

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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. 

 

 

View Event →
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! 

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →