Basket Weaving Classes by Gina

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A basket requires ONE 3 1/2 hour class (unless noted).
All classes include material and instruction fees (unless noted).
Class size is limited.  Reservations are REQUIRED for the time slot you would prefer.
All materials are cut and dyed prior to the class.
A $5 cancellation fee will apply unless given a 48 hour notice.

Classes Offered:
Monday evenings 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday mornings 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Scheduled Saturdays are either 10 AM - 4 PM or 4 PM - 10 AM
(See Class Schedule for Saturday Class times)

Any class can also be used as an Open Weave class


Knot-tical   February 3   ** Saturday Class **


Saturday Class
10:00 - 4:00
(lunch included)
 
Starting on a wood base with the spokes glued in prior to class, choose from a variety of dyed reed to learn triple twining with step ups around the base. Work on shaping up the sides with emphasis on spoke placement and weaving tension. The knotted side embellishment is made with hamburg cane dyed to match the twining. Triple twine again at the top of the basket for your outer rim. Finish with a knotted, lashed hamburg cane rim. The basket sits on four round wooden feet.  Dimensions:  12" x 6" x 6½"
All Levels

Price:  $54.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com


Thinking of You   February 12 or 13

 
Start on a 2” x 3” wood base. Learn twining, and continuous weave up the sides. Learn an easy match stick rim. Choose from a variety of ceramic pieces to embellish your basket when finished.  Dimensions:  3" x 5" x 3"
All Levels

Price:  $22.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com


Tribal   February 26 or 27

 
Learn to weave a round base. Concentrate on the pot belly shape side weaving using Tribal space dyed reed. Add curls and a bead embellishment. Lash with waxed linen.


Dimensions: 
6" x 6½"
Intermediate

Price:  $35.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com


Randy Carrier   March 3   ** Saturday Class **

 
Start with an open weave base in your choice of color. Many color options will be available. Learn four rod wale with a step up on the side weaving. Emphasis in the class will be placed on the rand weaving - keeping the spokes evenly spaced, weaving tension and the twill rand weave. The basket is topped with a notched handle and a match stick rim.  Dimensions:  16" x 7" x 11"
Intermediate

Price:  $68.00
Call Gina to sign up!
Saturday Class   10:00 - 4:00
(lunch included)
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com

Jo Jo  March 12 or 13

 
Jo Jo starts on a wood base. Weave stop/start rows for a perfect shape up the sides. Learn triple twine with a step up. A petite closed notched handle is attached for easy carrying.An embellishment of Josephine Knots are woven on all four sides of the basket. An assortment of colors will be offered to choose from.
Dimensions: 
5½" x 4" x 7"
All Levels

Price:  $28.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com

Stepping Stones   April 7   ** Saturday Class **

 
This beautiful stepping weave pattern includes 3/3 twill and over 1/under 1 weaving to create an eye catching design. Choose two colors to weave with. Work on spoke placement and weaving tension to keep the shape. A notched handle will top the basket for easy carrying. Double lash the rim with waxed linen.  Dimensions:  11" x 7" x 10"
Intermediate

Price:  $68.00
Call Gina to sign up!
Saturday Class   10:00 - 4:00
(lunch included)
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com

Primary School Basket   April 9 or 10

 
This useful basket is perfect for mail. Use my space dyed combination Primary Colors to learn triple twining, spoke overlays and an easy outside rim. This basket is perfect for a great gift!
Dimensions: 
13½" x 7½" x 5"
All Levels

Price:  $38.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com

Center of Attention  * Two Week Class starting April 25 *

 
Start this basket on a wood base with the spokes glued in prior to class. Choose from a variety of space dyed reed to weave with. Learn tripe twining with a step up. Emphasis will be on shaping, spoke placement and weaving tension so the added notched handle will fit. Learn useful techniques to make a tight even Gretchen border. Center your attention on the round reed embellishment made when the basket is complete. 
Dimensions: 
11" x 4" x 13"
Intermediate

Price:  $46.00
Call Gina to sign up!
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com

Annette's Turn   May 5   ** Saturday Class **

 
Choosing from a variety of ceramic base colors, start the basket by inserting spokes and weaving a foot on the base. Triple twine with a step up, chase weaving, four rod wale, twining with two different sizes and bi-spoking will be taught up the sides of the basket. Top the basket with a beautiful braided border.
Dimensions: 
11" x 6"
All Levels

Price:  $58.00
Call Gina to sign up!
Saturday Class   10:00 - 4:00
(lunch included)
For sign up and questions, please call Gina at (231)215-6575 or email gina@ginasbaskets.com