Discover basketry!

The museum features basket-making demonstrations, workshops in the loft and hands-on fun for people of all ages.

 

2018 Basketry Museum Workshops


June 2   11 - 1 pm Willow fences

Come and build a willow fence for your garden to keep off wandering animal and tiny feet. Also useful to build around your tall perennials /peonies to hold them up in strong winds. Instruction will include the growing of willow and a few cuttings.

I will provide the willow, please bring your garden secateurs and a sharp knife.The farmers market will be open for lunch, or bring your own.

Cost: $25 + material fee $5.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com or by cheque, at least a week before so I can soak the willow..

Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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June 9 11am-1pm

Willow sculptures/plant supports

This weekend we are building willow structures, which can be used for sculptural figures or plant supports.

I will provide the willow, please bring your garden secateurs and a sharp knife.The farmers market will be open for lunch, or bring your own.

Cost: $25 + material fee $5.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com or by cheque. at least a week before so I can soak the willow..

Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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June 16   11-1 pm

Cedar Bark and Spruce Root Preparation

Come and learn about cedar bark and spruce root preparation for basketry. Bring a large sharp knife or pen knife, a pair of scissors and an apron,

I will provide the cedar bark and the spruce root and discuss how to collect it.

Cost $10.00

The farmers market will be open for lunch, or bring your own.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com or by cheque.at least a few days before so I can prepare the bark.

Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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June 23   11-1pm

Cedar Bark and Spruce Root Basket

Using the cedar bark and the spruce root we prepared last weekend, we will make a small diagonal plaited basket. Bring bark in a damp towel, a few spring type clothes pegs or similar clips, a pair of scissors, tape measure and an apron.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com

or by cheque. Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.


JUNE  30 No class.


JULY 7   11-1pm

FLOWER BASKET

In this one day workshop we will make an original flower basket using grapevine, willow, round reed. It can be used for picking flowers, or for display in the house. The size is optional.

I will provide all the materials, please bring a pair of secateurs and a sharp knife. Lunch can be found at the farmers market or bring your own.

Cost: $45 Material fee $15.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com

or by cheque. Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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JULY 14   11-1PM

Bird Sculptures

Using willow branches to inspire two dimensional sculptures of birds. A fun and creative experience.

i will provide the willow, please bring your garden sectors and a sharp knife. The farmers market will be open for lunch, or bring your own.

Cost: $25 + material fee $5.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com Or pay by chequ.

Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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JULY 21   11-3pm - Canceled

Kids Day to make a colourful round reed basket with or without a handle.

Children under 8 please bring a parent or helper. Amll materials will be provided.

Cost: $15 includes all materials.

Please register and pre-pay by e-transfer, ankaretd@gmail.com

or by cheque. Payment will be returned if cancellation is received within a week of the workshop.

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August 4th & 11th - Demonstrations

Demonstrations of braiding rushes. Come and try it out!

 
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August 18 - Demonstrations: Stitching the mat

Stitching the braids together to make a mat for the museum.

 
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August 25 11am-3pm - Workshop: Rush chair seating

Students need to collect rushes 2 weeks ahead of the class. Check with Ankaret that the chair is suitable for rush seating.

Cost: $50

 
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Aug 26 - Black ash basket workshop

Black ash basket workshop with Richard Nolan at the MERA Schoolhouse, Visit their website, merashouse.org for details.Space is limited.’’


Sept 8 and 15 11-3 pm - Bee skeps or baskets.

Materials and tools will be provided. Bring lunch. 
Fee $50. Material $25

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Sept 22 11-1 - Using straw to make decorative ornaments and corn ‘dollies’.

Fee $30. Material fee will depend on how much is used.

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Workshops at MERA

With Lene Rasmussen from Lakeshore Willows.   
You can visit their website at www.lakeshorewillows.com

Week-end October 20-21st, 2018 - A two-day class teaching a round basket.   

Basic techniques for beginners and some more advanced techniques and designs for intermediate to advanced students. 

Cost for MERA members is $100.  Non MERA members are $130.00
Material fee to be given to Lene at the class: Round basket: $ 45.00 to $ 80.00 + HST - depending on size of basket.

At that same class Lene can also offer a bird feeder. Please let Trina know at time of registration if you wish to make a bird feeder as Lene needs to know a few weeks in advance for supplies.

Material fee to be given to Lene at the class: Bird feeder: $ 75.00 + HST

Monday October 22, 2018 - A one-day class teaching the Polish bread basket called Tatza.    

Typically people will be able to make 2 baskets during that day.

Cost of MERA  members is $50 and non MERA members are $80.

Material fee to be given to Lene at the class: Tatza basket: $ 30.00 + HST for each basket that they make.

Please note that there are 2 separate workshops to register for.  If you wish to do both, the cost is $150 for MERA members or $210 for non-members.

You need to register and pay by September 22nd.   Payment options are cash, cheque or e-transfer tomeraschoolhouse@gmail.com