Shirley Mount
20965 350th Street
Gilman, Wisconsin 54433

basketsofblessings@gmail.com  715-447-8497  




THE BASKET PATCH
Wisconsin Weave Away
Weavers dream - get away!

March 16-18 (Fri-Sun)
Luther Park Bible Camp
944 24 1/4 St.
Chetek, WI 54728





Friday Evening 4 hour Classes
Saturday Classes   8 & 4 hour
watch class length (some are a.m. & p.m.)
Sunday 6-7 hour Classes
Witch's Hat Whisk taught by Jeanne Dudley

This unique whisk broom was designed to look like a witch's hat. The handle is solid wrapped with black cord and then is over-laid with orange, green or purple cord. The whisk is then stitched flat with black and cross-stitched with orange, green or purple "X"s. You will love to add this to your Fall decorations!

Dimensions 16 inches tall
all skill levels
4 hour class   $40.00
Dresser Set  taught by Sally Durkee

These are great for your dresser to put small items in. You will learn to coil pine needles around 2 pottery trays. Many designs to choose from. Wood beads are added for embellishment, artificial sinew is used for the stitching thread. All materials included. Bring scissors and small pliers.

dimensions: tray - 6"x4.5", small tray - 3"x3"
all skill levels
4 hour class
​$39.00
Sherri Lynn's "TLC" Twill Legged Caddy taught by Sherri Beyrer

Begin by learning how to lay out a twill base and weave a simple twill with blue weavers. Learn to shape the basket to fit the handle. A traditional waxed linen lashing will complete this stunning and functional basket, with an X on each side of the swing handle. The wool embellishment, made by Karen Krizan is included. Bring a large eye blunt needle for waxed linen lashing.

dimensions: 5" x 9" x 10" tall including legs, not handle
beginner
6 hour class   $49.00

Wavy Star Basket  taught by Della & Julie Pleski

This is a basket made from a star! It can be used as a container or a conversation piece. It is a fun basket to make, functional and yet decorative. Wooden beads and different weaving strategies are used to make a distinctive looking basket. the bases will be sealed and spokes set to save time. I will have a variety of plain or variegated reed and bead color choices. Bring cable ties if you have them.

dimensions approximately 6" x 13"
Intermediate skill level  
8 hour class   $50.00
Nantucket large Fruit Pedestal   taught by Shirley Mount

This elegant basket is woven on a 9.75" mold with cane spokes and weavers, topped off with a hand turned wood rim and a beautiful pedestal base to really show off this beauty. This and the small Fruit Pedestal make a lovely set. Different weaving patterns will be available in class.
Wood choices: Oak, Walnut, Cherry wood
If you do not specify a wood choice, you may pick from what I have in class.

dimensions:  ​10" diameter 9" tall
intermediate        
6 hour class   $69.00
  • Read measurements & compare to a ruler for project size, as pictures can be                     ​​​misleading.                                       
  • If you have a task light, please bring it as some areas have poor lighting. 
  • To order extra kits from any of our teachers let us know with your registration, you will pay the teacher at the time you pick up the kit.
  • Registration on line will be open at 6:00 p.m. on October 28th, 2017.​​

     

Spirit of the Woods  taught by Jeanne Dudley

I designed this basket to showcase the "Spirit of the Woods" hand-carved handle. This is a beautiful large sized circular basket with a round wood base. It is woven with smoked spokes, natural, smoked and dyed reed. The highlight of this creation is the unique swirled decreasing top to which the handle is attached. The student will learn the triple arrow weave and French Randing with space dyed flat reed.

dimensions: 14" diameter x 16" tall
All levels 
8 hour class
with carved handle $85.00
plain stick handle   $65.00
Desk Set taught by Sally Durkee

You will learn to coil pine needles around a pottery pencil holder and clip dish, using artificial sinew. All materials included.  Many designs in the pottery to choose from (new imprints)! Bring scissors and small pliers.

dimensions: pencil holder - 3"x5" high,
                    clip dish         - 4"x4"
All levels, no experience required.    
4 hour class   $39.00

Choctaw Pouch taught by Della & Julie Pleski

A classic decorative hanging basket, that looks dramatic, with or without dried leaves or herbs. A touch of "jazz" makes it YOU. A really fun basket that starts out like an elbow basket, then a surprise twist and .... you have a very different looking basket! Skills used: laying out splints on a grid, start/stop weaving, adding an insert, making a handle, adding a rim, and adding accents. Bead accents can be sewn on, or put on with decorative wire, Also choice of inserts...  birch bark, cherry, ash, or ribbon or burlap. Accent weavers and decorative jazz will be available or you can bring some of your own.
tools: Wire curling tool, needle nose pliers, cable ties if you have them.

dimensions: 12" x 16" x 4"
all skill levels
​6 hour class   $45.00

Antler Shelf taught by Della & Julie Pleski

A quick fun basket to make, with colored sea grass and of course a little “jazz”, woven on a frame of a drilled antler. Skills taught: working on a frame, filling in a “odd” shape area, balancing the antler to add a hanger, adding and ending seagrass, and adding accents. There will be a choice of colored seagrass, the decorative bead accents can be sewn on, or put on with decorative wire, (participants can bring their own accents to add).

A wire curling tool, jewelry pliers, or needle nose pliers is helpful for curling the decorative wire.

dimensions 6" x 15" x 6"
All skill levels 
4 hour class   $40.00
Mini Double Wall Seagrass Basket taught by Sherri Beyrer (Anne Bowers pattern taught with permission)

Weave this double walled basket using smoked and natural reed on the inside with a twill base and over/under weaving up the sides. Start the outside wall with a reed base and spokes, you will then switch to seagrass and learn to chase weave. You will be learning a new technique of rimming with a rib and waxed linen. There will be three other options of rimming taught in the pattern to try at home on your own. This basket is solid when finished. Bring a large eye blunt needle for waxed linen.


dimensions: 6" x 6" x 4.5" tall
​All levels ​
8 hour class   $45.00



Coffee, Cocoa/Tea Basket  taught by Sherri Beyrer based on a pattern by Susan Coyle (with permission)

A small but adorable twill basket that can be tucked in so many places and filled with so many different items: You will be learning to lay out a simple twill base and weaving a forward/backward twill. Create shape to your basket to match the width of the beautiful hand carved handle. Bring a large eye blunt needle for waxed linen.

dimensions: approx. 3"x4"x3" not including the handle
All levels  
4 hour class    $27.00

Choices  taught by Ellie Lida

Choice of several different variations to choose from or design your own. Weave both or take the 2nd kit to weave later. The sides use 2 narrow weavers woven simultaneously, capped with a row of paired triple twinning. A folded self-rim completes the top, or choose to rim with a traditional style.

Dimensions: 6" diameter, 4" high
all skill levels
4 hour class
$40.00
Half-Bushel Basket   ​taught by Ellie Lida

Traditional in every sense, there is lots of weaving in this basket. Color placement with the abundance of flat oval spokes creates a fetching pattern. Choose a pair of wrought iron, leather or a swing handle. Choice of colors

Dimensions: 14" diameter and 11" high
level  Advanced beginner
8 hour class   $69.00
Nantucket Small Fruit Pedestal taught by Shirley Mount

This elegant basket is woven on a 6.5" mold with cane spokes and weavers, topped off with a hand turned wood rim and a beautiful pedestal base to really show off this beauty. Different weaving patterns will be available in class.
Wood choices: Oak, Walnut, Cherry wood

Dimensions
all Skill levels
4 hour class   $56.00

Hole Cane Footstool taught by Cathryn Peters

In this beginner caning class students will learn the traditional 7-step method of hand caning on a pre-assembled and lightly stained footstool. Once the basic techniques are mastered in class, you will be ready to conquer more difficult chairs, maybe even going into business for yourself! Kit includes: prepared footstool, strand cane, binder cane, 12 caning pegs, caning awl and instruction pattern.

Dimensions: 13"L x 9"W x 10"H
all skill levels
8 hour class     $85















Pandora Dish  taught by Sally Durkee

You will learn the split wheat stitch using artificial sinew on a pottery base. There will be many designs to choose from. Adding beads as an embellishment will be taught. All material included. Just bring scissors and a small pliers. Sally will teach the Plate or this Dish during this 4 hour class time.

4 hour class - a.m. 
dimensions 5.5" x 5.5"
all levels $29.99
Pine Needle Plate  taught by Sally Durkee

Basic coiling techniques re taught. The split wheat stitch finished by the fern stitch using artificial sinew. A variety of pottery bases to choose from. All material included. Bring scissors and small pliers. Sally
will teach the Dish or this Plate during this 4 hour class time.

4 hour class - p.m.
dimensions 7" diameter
all levels $28.00
Kitchen Broom  taught by Jeanne Dudley

Learn to tie a wonderful and very useful large kitchen broom onto a pine or sassafras handle. The broom will be stitched flat with 2 rows of stitching. Students will also learn to weave leather strips for the handle grip and to cover the top of the wire of the broom straw.



6 hour class
Intermediate--experience is a plus, but not necessary.

Pine handle           $60.00
Twisted handle      $70.00
"Spirit of the Woods" handle $85.00

2 Round Dishes taught by Sally Durkee

You will learn the split wheat stitch using artificial sinew on a pottery base. A variety of designs in the pottery bases to choose from. All material included. Bring scissors and small pliers. Sally will teach either this or the Jewelry set during this class time.

6 hour class
all levels   $38.00
Splint Doll Rocker  taught by Cathryn Peters

Display that special doll or teddy in this cute little rocker you'll learn to weave yourself! Using an assembled and colonial red painted doll rocker, students will weave both the seat and back with 3/8" natural flat reed splint in a herringbone design. Skills learned can later be applied to adult-size chairs and rockers, maybe even going into business for yourself!

Dimensions: 14"H x 13"L x 10"W
all levels
6 hour class  $68
Jewelry Set  taught by Sally Durkee

You will learn to coil pine needles around a pottery base, many different design bases to choose from. Adding glass beads for embellishment is also taught. All material included, bring scissors and small pliers. Sally will teach either the Round Dishes or this set during this class time.

dimensions: tray 8" x 3"
                    small dish 4" x 4"
all levels
6 hours class       $42.00