Stanislav Basket

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Stanislav Basket - SOLD OUT

An asymmetrical willow basket with a wooden handle. This basket design was taught in Denmark by Stanislav from Poland, thus the name Stanislav. You are encouraged to bring a favourite piece of driftwood for the handle, but Lene will have pieces to use. 

  

Intermediate skill level -  8 hours 25cm x 28cm

Maximum class size of 8

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 will need to bring

 Tools: sharp bypass pruners, willow basketry tools 

Day and Time of Workshop

 Saturday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM  

Cost

 $189  CAD

To Register

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

Cherry Box

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Cherry Box

The cherry box is a lidded box woven entirely of cherry wood veneer. It is woven over a mold, that is yours to keep, to help the weaver concentrate on getting the diagonal weave just right. Bending the corners, levelling the rim, stitching with waxed cord will be your challenge. The lid is embellished at the corners with braids of cane and a Chinese button knot of Cain is the lid pull.

  

Advanced skill level - 10 hours 5.5”x6”x6”

Maximum class size of 12


Karen Kotecki

What do you need to bring

 Special tools: sharp diagonal cutters, 12 micro clips without teeth and regular weaving tools 

Day and Time

Saturday 1PM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM

Cost

 $157 CAD

To Register

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

Urban Tote

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Urban Tote

 This basket is woven on a wooden base of smoked, black and green reed, using flat oval and #3 round reed. There is braided sea grass in the rim. It is laced with waxed cotton and has a leather strap.

  

Advanced skill level - 12 hours 11”x7”x13”

Maximum class size of 12

Louise Warner-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 need to bring

 Required tools: tapestry needle for lacing straps and regular basketry tools 

Day and Time

 Saturday 8:30 AM-5 PM, 6 PM-9 PM  

Cost

 $125 CAD

To Register

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

Alice's Bun Basket

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Alice's Bun Basket

  

This blue and natural basket is designed with a diagonal swirl in a three rod wale that starts at the bottom and twirls up the side, rotating into a solid blue weave followed by a three rod wale and a blue rim. This is an exercise in shaping a basket. It is an eye catcher on any table. 

  

Beginner skill level -8-10 hours 12”diameter 

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

Tools: regular basketry tools 

Day and Time

 Saturday 8:30AM-5PM  

Cost

 $110 CAD

To Register

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

Square Utility Basket

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Square Utility Basket

  

Learn the basic art of basketry in this course for beginners. You will be guided step-by-step through each stage of the basket making process while creating this multipurpose basket. Dyed reed will be available to accent your basket or you can leave it all natural. You will learn various weaving techniques that will help you gain the knowledge needed to continue in this craft.

Colour options: There will be a variety of dyed reed to accent your basket 

  

Beginner skill level -  6 hours 9”x9”x4”

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 need to bring

Required tools: regular basketry tools

Day and Time

 Saturday 9 AM-5 PM  

Cost

 $80 CAD

To Register

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

Obelisk

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Obelisk

This 4’ tall obelisk made from Willow with a star on top is a popular garden structure or Christmas tree. If student finishes early an additional star can be made. 

Colour options: a variety of natural willow colours

  

All skills levels - 3 hours 15”diameter 4’ tall

Maximum class size of 10

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

 Tools: sharp bypass pruners, other willow tools 

Day and time of workshop

 Saturday 6PM-9PM 

Cost

$49 CAD

To register

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

Awlsome

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Awlsome

Awlsome is a cedar basket woven around a cork. Learn the hex start, tie the basket on the mould and weave up the side with waxed polyester cord. A 2/2 wale gives you a stacked centre design. Weave one in class, material for a second is provided in your kit. 

  

Awlsome 2.5”tall x 1”diameter 

Beginner skill level

Maximum class size of 12

Karen Kotecki

What you need to bring

Tools: sharp shears, 1 or 2 spoke weights

Day and Time

 Saturday 6PM-7:30PM  

Cost

 $45 CAD

To Register

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

Rope Wreath

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Rope Wreath

Rope Wreath is sometimes called the Mariners Wreath, appropriate for a retreat held on the Great Lakes. Bights basically are the number of curves on the outside of the knot pattern. This one has 7, hence the name. 2 different types and sizes of rope will be included in your kit. You will learn the knot weaving technique by making your wreath out of sisal rope. It will be a 7 bight, 4pass wreath. Material for a second wreath will be included in your kit. 

Colour options: red or blue

  

Rope Wreath 7.5” diameter 

Beginner skill level - 2 hours 

Maximum class size of 12

Karen Kotecki

What you need to bring

  

Tools: sharp shears, 1 or 2 spoke weights

Day and Time

Saturday 7:30PM-9PM  

Cost

 $45 CAD

To Register

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

Pouch

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Pouch

This pouch is made with blue, turquoise and natural flat reed. You will learn twill, basic stop start weave and curly embellishment. 

Colour options: provided in class

  

Beginner skill level - 4hours 10”x5”x8”

Maximum class size of 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

Tools: regular basketry tools

Day and Time

 Saturday 5:30PM-9PM  

Cost

 $45 CAD

To Register

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