Bull Nose

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Bull Nose

  

On this advanced basket, weave a Choctaw inspired bull nose basket using cane in traditional patterns and colours. You will set up the base using a loom technique starting vertically. Pick up, fold the basket in half and change to a diagonal weave to wrap the weave around the basket and increase the width of the sides. As you get to the shoulder, you will have vertical, horizontal and diagonal weaves all at once. Capture the spokes to get them back to vertical and weave the shoulder pattern. The rim is the traditional Choctaw folded and wrapped rim. Add a strung and wrapped handle.   

Colour options: black, red, and white with pattern choice. 

  

Advanced 10-12 hours 10”x6” tall 

Maximum class - 12

Karen Kotecki

What you need to bring

Special tools: 10 micro clips without teeth, spray bottle, sharp diagonal cutters, packing tool

Day and Time of Workshop

Friday 1PM-9PM Saturday 8:30AM-12PM

Cost

 $164 CAD 

To Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Backpack Wall Basket

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Backpack Wall Basket

 This basket starts off on a wooden base. The materials are smoked and black reed, seagrass and finishes off with a leather strap. You will chase weave, twine, triple twine and stop start weave. It is finished off with a traditional lashed rim. You will work on developing shaping.

  

Intermediate 8 hours 10”x13”x8”

Maximum class size of 12


Louise McDougall


I am a multi-medium fibre artist. My background is Craft and Design but over the years it has evolved. Many of my baskets are traditional, I add a twist with the colours I dye and the changing of techniques. I am inspired by my surroundings, love to explore the shores of Lake Erie and beachcomb. I've been weaving for over 30 years and have taught in both Canada and the U.S.  There is always something new to learn. Thinking outside of the box opens the door to creativity. 

What you will need to bring

 You will need traditional basketry tools. 

Day and Time of Workshop

Friday 1 PM to 9 PM 

Cost

 $ 95 CA 

To Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Pathways

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Pathways Basket

  This black, plum and red basket has a unifying design of pathways in diagonal, horizontal and perpendicular directions. It is a twill weave divided into sections with a three rod wale starting on wooden base. You will develop shaping.

  

Intermediate skill level - 8 hours

Maximum class size of 12

Alice Lingard

About the Artist – Alice Lingard, B. Music in Vocal Performance, M. Ed. 2020

After a successful music career in the elementary school system, through to University Summer Courses, Alice branched out into other art forms upon retirement. She presently does water colour, woven jewellery, basketry and fibre (knitting) art.

Alice has been involved in basket making and beaded jewellery for the past 35 years, learning these art forms in South Carolina from master teacher Dolores von Rosen and from attending classes in the USA and Canada.   Alice has collected beads, findings and baskets on her travels on seven continents. She teaches basketry at Heritage Baskets and Beads, in her studio in Strathroy, Ontario. Her baskets and jewellery are sold at the Main Street Gallery in Bayfield, Ontario from April to December 24th.

What you need to bring

 You will need traditional basketry tools 

Day and Time of Workshop

  Friday 1PM-9PM 

Cost

 $110 CAD 

To Register

Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops.

Pine Needle

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Pine Needle Basket - SOLD OUT

 You will begin this basket with a beautiful solid cut rock base. You will experience the art of coiling specially prepared pine needles using waxed linen. Incorporate beads into your basket or leave plain.

  

Beginner 4 hours 6”x4.5”x2”

Maximum class of 8

Dale Adamson

I started my basket weaving hobby in 1999 by taking a course at the local settler’s village in Bobcaygeon which launched me into many more exciting weaving experiences.  Since then, I have made baskets out of various natural fibers.  Being such an ancient craft, it is amazing how it has been forgotten since the invention of the plastic bag.  I began growing gourds which launched me into a new ancient art which is gourding.  Today I blend the two arts together, basket weaving and gourd art.

What you will need to bring

 You will need sharp scissors 

Day and time of workshop

Friday 1 PM to 5 PM

Cost

 $45 CAD 

To Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Scandinavian Star

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Scandinavian Star

 You will have fun creating these precious Scandinavian stars or snowflakes which are quick and easy to make. You’ll begin with the smallest to learn the technique, then graduate to the medium size. Includes materials to make two snowflakes 17 inches and 10 inches.

 Colour options: red, blue, natural  

  

Beginner 3 hours medium star-10” small star 7”

Maximum class size of 10

Michelle Zikovitz

 

Michelle Zikovitz has been weaving baskets for over 25 years and teaching for the past 20 years, throughout southern Ontario.  An appreciation of the beauty and function of hand-woven baskets, Michelle prefers to design baskets for teaching that incorporate many different weaving techniques, materials and concepts that can be applied to a variety of baskets.  Reed is her personal material of choice for teaching, incorporating hand dyed reed whenever possible.  She is happiest when she feels her students are learning something new that will enhance their own work while developing a true appreciation of the ancient artistry of basketry!

What you will need to bring

Basic basketry tools.

Day and time of workshop

 Friday 1 PM to 5 PM 

Cost

 $40 CAD

To Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Sweet Grass w/Quill Lid

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Sweet Grass w/Quill Lid

  

Participants will make a small coil basket beginning with a sliced nut, using sweet grass and waxed linen. The lid will also be made of sweet grass, but the centre will be birchbark with a quill work design. 

  

Beginner/Intermediate 11 hours 2”x3.5”

Maximum class size of 10

Sheila Ziman

Sheila’s work reflects her environment where she draws inspiration and materials from the surrounding woods, fields, and waters. She is particularly interested in experimenting with materials gathered from nature to produce baskets or sculptural pieces using a variety of basketry techniques. In addition, she produces unique quillwork designs on birch bark. Her baskets have been exhibited in galleries and craft shows across Ontario. Sheila has led a variety of basketry workshops and taught basketry at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. 

What you will need to bring

  

Required tools: large scissors for cutting bark, fine scissors for cutting thread. One plastic grocery bag. A leather or chenille needle for stitching. The eye of the needle must be large enough to hold four ply waxed linen thread. Tweezers, measuring tape. Needle nose pliers, dressmakers chalk, very fine sharp awl for making tiny holes.

Day and Time of Workshop

  

Friday 6PM-9PM, Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM 

Cost

 $125 CAD 

How to Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Willow Stars & Reindeers

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Willow Stars & Reindeers

 Using natural coloured willow, each student will make 2 Christmas stars and 1-3 reindeer.

Colour options-there will be a variety of natural coloured willow to choose from in class.  

  

All levels 2-3 hours

Maximum class size of 15

Lene Rasmussen - Lakeshore Willows

Through Lakeshore Willows which I established in 2007, I work to contribute to a developing interest in willow and its many uses, participating in reintroducing a time-honoured craft. I have enjoyed learning from some of the finest willow basket makers from Denmark, Ireland and the US and am continually seeking opportunities for learning new skills. I was born in Denmark and lived there most of my life. Now I am fortunate to be able to draw on that background as I can call a few very talented Danish willow artists my mentors. I enjoy growing my own willows without the use of chemicals and make baskets to sell. In addition to that I also teach workshops in willow basketry and living willow structures. My work is sold at select markets, from my workshop and made to order from the internet. 

What you need to bring

  

Special tools: A pair of good clean sharp bypass pruners, any other willow tools. 

       

Day and time of workshop

  

Friday 6 PM-9 PM 

Cost

 $27 CAD 

To register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops. 

Mini Sleigh

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Mini Sleigh

 Sleigh is made from #3 red and green round reed and natural flat reed. It is created on a drilled wooden base.

  

Beginner 

2 hours 6”x4”x3.5” -

Maximum class 10

Dale Adamson

I started my basket weaving hobby in 1999 by taking a course at the local settler’s village in Bobcaygeon which launched me into many more exciting weaving experiences.  Since then, I have made baskets out of various natural fibers.  Being such an ancient craft, it is amazing how it has been forgotten since the invention of the plastic bag.  I began growing gourds which launched me into a new ancient art which is gourding.  Today I blend the two arts together, basket weaving and gourd art.

What you need to bring

Special tools: awl, and regular basketry tools 

Day and Time of Workshop

Friday 6 PM-9 PM  

Cost

 $30 CAD 

To Register

 Please go to the SHOP Tab to select your room and all workshops.