Upcoming Classes

Basic Coiling on a Gourd, Class is full, waiting list only.
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June 11, 2022, IN PERSON. This class is through CBBG, guild membership is required. Registration will be posted on their website when open. Event Calendar — Columbia Basin Basketry Guild. Register for class Basic Basketry Techniques: Coiling on a Gourd — Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

 

Class Description: Coiling is a fun and easy basket weaving technique. Learn how to attach hand dyed Danish cord to the edge of a gourd, how to weave open and closed coiling, how to free form coil, and how to attach a row of beads to the coil. Choose from several color combinations of gourds, Danish cord, and waxed linen thread to personalize your own creation. Jane will share her own technique of dyeing the gourd and cording to match. You should be able to finish this project in class. No weaving experience is required. All other materials will be provided, including a cleaned, cut and dyed gourd.

  

Coiling Workshop with Damacus Fiber Art Studio
July 30 and 31, 2022
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Class Description: Weave this nautical piece using seagrass and waxed linen thread embellished with seashells. You will learn knotless netting and coiling on a gourd, and how to drill holes in shells. Materials: pre-cut and marbled finish hard shell gourd, seagrass, wool roving, waxed linen, and an assortment of seashells and beads.
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Class Description: Coiling is a fun and easy basket weaving technique. Learn how to attach hand dyed Danish cord to the edge of a gourd. This class will teach you to take the next step in coiling design by weaving outside the gourd with floating coils.  Choose from several color combinations of gourds, Danish cord, and waxed linen thread to personalize your own creation. Jane will share her own technique of dyeing the gourd and cording to match. You should be able to finish this project in class. No weaving experience is required. All other materials will be provided, including a cleaned, cut and dyed gourd.
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Basket Day
Gourd Prep 101

Saturday, August 20, 2022 ~ 9:00 am – 12 pm

This Class will teach you how to prepare a hard-shell gourd ready to weave. We will cover, cleaning inside and outside, leveling, gourd design, cutting, and a simple finish with latched philodendron sheath rim. Repairs of cracks and holes will be covered. Tools for leveling, cleaning, cutting, sanding, and finishing will be provided. Material fees will include one gourd, one philodendron sheath, choice of natural material for embellishment and step by step printed instructions.
You will need to bring; Cordless drill (if you have one), dust mask (required), pencil, tape measure, compass, sharp awl, wet ones, clips, apron. Bring a chair. Tables will be provided.
This class will be held in Jane's garage and under a tent in the driveway. Plenty space and fresh air.

Class Registration to open soon.

Event Calendar — Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

  Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Retreat.
September 14-18, 2022, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

 
 
 

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Coiling on a Tall Body Gourd with Couching and Knotless Netting 

Learn to open and close coil on a tall body gourd using hand-dyed Danish cord and waxed linen thread. Use space and beads to create your design. Accent the gourd by couching a design with Danish cord, Top off with a knotless netting inside the couching. You can choose from several colors, and shapes of tall body prepared gourds, thread, and cord. Also provided will be Tiger Tape, drill bit, needle, and wooden beads and step by step color photo instruction. 

Tenerife and Couching on a Gourd

Learn to do Tenerife, a fun easy lace weaving technique using a needle and waxed linen cord on a gourd. Follow the instructions or create your own design, then top off with a Butterfly charm for accent. 

Supplies included in the kit: drill bit, needle, tiger tape, ready-to-weave gourd, waxed linen cord, and step by step color photo instructions.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Pot, Twining on a Mini Gourd

Learn to twine on a mini gourd using 7 ply waxed linen thread. Using several color combinations and beads you can create a design with a sweet ruffle edge. You will be provided with a mini prepared gourd, thread, drill bit, stylus, Tiger Tape, and step by step color photo instructions. Finished size 2.5" x 3"