Classes

4th Monday, Let's Go Natural, Coiling on a Mini Gourd ZOOM class. This class is through CBBG, guild membership is required. Join or Renew Your Membership — Columbia Basin Basketry Guild
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Let;s go natural as you learn to coil, a fun and easy basket weaving technique. You will learn how to attach natural Danish cord to the edge of a mini gourd and how to weave open coiling (where the cord shows) and closed coiling (where the cord is wrapped with thread). You can add beads to embellish your design.

Your kit will include a pre-finished cut, ready to weave 3” gourd, natural Danish Cord, beads, waxed linen thread drill bit and needle.

Size: 3”

Basic Coiling on a Gourd (in person)
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March 8, 2022, 10am to 5 pm. Lincoln City Cultural Arts Center, Fiber Arts Studio. 

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, 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.

 Registration by phone, 541-994-9994. Cost, $70 with a $35 supply fee to be paid directly to Jane at the class.

Size 4.5"

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Coming in February, 2022 
Zoom Class
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Coming in April 2022

Zoom Class

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March 16, 2022, 

This class is being offered through the Northwest Gourders Guild. Membership in the guild, current COVID vaccination and wearing a mask is required. 

In this class you will learn to apply a antique bronze metallic finish to the gourd and how to twine (a basket weaving technique) using seagrass and copper wire. 

Use your own gourd and supplies or purchase a kit with pre cut gourd and supplies. 

The class will be located at the Backdoor Studio in McMinnville, Or. If more than 8 people register the class will move to another location.

Pricing and registration info will be posted January 1, 2022. 

Basic Coiling on a Gourd 
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June 2022, This class is through CBBG, guild membership is required. Registration will be posted on their website when open  Event Calendar — 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.

  

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Gourds 101, An exploration of natural materials

Class Description: This Class will teach you how to prepare a hard-shell gourd straight from the garden to 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.  

Free Formed Coiling on a Gourd

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Class description: Learn to do open and closed coiling on a gourd using hand dyed Danish Cord and waxed linen thread. Then learn to take it a step further by learning to do free formed coiling to add a new dimension to the design. A cleaned, cut and finished inside and outside gourd is provided in your materials fees.  

Tools to bring: Drill, awl, scissors, fabric tape measure, pencil, apron, baby wipes, compass

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