Following are upcoming workshops of interest
Recent Basketry Workshops Taught by Jane Milner:
This is my Rib-Style offering for this year and it is for all you folks who have chickens…
Wendy’s Loom Bench Basket Class
Below is of photo of a cathead basket. Turn it upside down, and the four feet on the bottom look like cat ears. You have two choices for the twill. A simple over 3 under 2 pattern, or the more complex but wonderful over 3 under 1, over 1 under 2, twill. The one in the photo is the latter. Through the magic of numbers, you can weave either pattern with the same number of spokes.
There will be two opportunities to join this workshop—Saturday, April 6 or Wednesday, April 10, and finish your basket day on Sunday, April 14th. We will be using 1/4″ dyed flat reed spokes (your choice of color) and natural 3/16″ flat oval for the weavers. The size of the basket varies, but should be about 10″ diameter and 10″ high.
Beth Leydon, a local artist and Guild member who uses the medium of wet felting to create her works, taught a wet felting workshop Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at A Star Alpaca Ranch on Godfrey Lane in Grass Valley.
Learn the basic process of wet felting utilizing luxurious alpaca fibers blended with merino wool. Participants will create a lightweight, but warm scarf or wrap. The workshop cost is $65, plus materials which will available on site. To register for the workshop email Beth at email@example.com or call 530-368-1952. Once she lets you know there is room available, payment is due in full. If you need to cancel, a full refund will be made up to 7 days prior to the class date. For questions about the workshop content, contact Beth Leydon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since childhood Beth has been a maker and creator. In 2011 she was exposed to a simple felting technique and dove headlong into this ancient and ever evolving textile art form. She crafts one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing wet and nuno felting processes. Wool, yarn, silk, and other fibers are transformed into functional and wearable art.