Workshops

Following are upcoming workshops of interest

Williamsburg Handled Market Basket with Braided Border

Dates: October 16 (Wednesday) or Saturday, October 19th and Finish Your Basket Day is Sunday, October 20th.

Time: 9:00 AM until 5:00 or 6:00 or so

Place: Ben’s Place in Grass Valley

Cost: Teaching Fee: $25.00 for Guild Members, $30 non guild
Materials Fee $40.00
Donation to Ben for Sunday’s electricity is $5.00

The Williamsburg handle is 10″ x 14″. You will learn a filled base, plaited sides. The weaving follows the curve of the handle on the sides, and flairs out on the ends. There is packing (short rows) to build up the basket on the sides. 3 Rod Arrow accents and a beautiful braided border of #3 round reed. Your choice of color for the 1/2″ flat reed and the 3 rod arrow.

Beginners are welcome, and I have tools to borrow or for sale.

For more information and to sign up for the class, contact me at twillweaver@yahoo.com.

Round Reed Bread Basket

November 13th, or 16th with Finish Your Basket Day on Sunday, the 17th.

This is a heavier round reed Bread Basket. Choice of accent color and natural reed. This basket is great for gifts!  Photo to follow.

Beginners are welcome…costs will be coming, as well as a photo.

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Wet Felting

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 fibergarten@gmail.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 fibergarten@gmail.com.

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.

 

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