Discover basketry!

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

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER AND SEND A DEPOSIT TO SECURE A PLACE

Send e-mail transfer to ankaretd@gmail.com, or mail cheques to Ankaret Dean, 5596 McDonalds Corners Rd., McDonalds Corners, ON.  K0G 1M0


May 29: Coil a grass mat or basket

1 to 3pm. $30 + Small material fee.

With guest instructor Sheila Zieman
Tools: bring scissors, large eyed pointed needles,thimble.


June 24: Garden Structures

10am to 1pm. $30 + small material fee.

Tools: bring rose pruners/secateurs, loppers, penknife, any prunings from shrubs, apple sprouts. I will have grapevine and willow available.


July 8, 15, 22: ash pounding

Free demonstration, come by and bring your muscles to experience the tradition of pounding black ash for basketry splints.


JULY 29: RUSH GATHERING

1pm. $10

Tools: bring knife/garden shears, large plastic sheet or tarp.


August 5: Rush Gathering

1pm. $10

Tools: bring knife/garden shears, large plastic sheet or tarp.


august 12: Cattail/Rush Chair Seating

10am to 3pm. $50

Tools: bring scissors, water spray bottle, lunch (or buy at the Farmers' Market across the road)
Chair: must be suitable for a rush woven seat (check with Ankaret). Or buy a hand crafted cedar chair made by Mal Beauchamps. See photo below. Price: $150 for adult chair and $125 for child's chair. Must be pre-ordered a month before the workshop.


August 26: REGISTRATION FULL

BLACK ASH PREPARATION AND BASKETMAKING

10 am to 4:30 pm.

Guest instructor Richard Nolan ,from Kahnawake, Quebec, will explain how to collect, pound and prepare black ash. At MERA schoolhouse in McDonald's Corners walking distance to the museum.  He will then teach how to make a small basket with a rim and handle.
Material fee$10.
Workshop fee $50 for members, $60 for non members.
Richard will provide tools. Bring lunch or buy at the Farmers market.
Please register with MERA at merachoolhouse@bell.net


September 9: REGISTRATION FULL Straw bee skip

*A second workshop is planned for Sunday, Sept 17 from10 am to 3 pm.  Please sign up below for Sept 9

10am to 3pm. $50 + material fee: $25 straw + $5 flat reed

Tools: bring awl (check with Ankaret), scissors, pail, water spray bottle, lunch (or buy at the Farmers' Market across the road)


September 23 and 24: ROUND Willow Basket

Master basketer Lene Rasmussen will return this fall to teach two workshops.  One two-day on Saturday and Sunday and a one-day workshop on the Monday.
The two-day workshop will be to make a round willow basket.

Cost for the two days: $140 for MERA Members, $165 for non-members (cheque made out to MERA) Payment is due upon registration to secure your space.  Non-refundable if registrant cancels within two weeks of the workshop.
Materials Cost for 2-Day workshop (directly to Lene on day of workshop): $50

Please register with MERA at merachoolhouse@bell.net


September 25: Willow Bark project

One-Day Willow Basketry Workshop at MERA 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost for one day: $70 for MERA members, $85 for non-members Cheque made payable to MERA, Payment is due upon registration to secure your space.  Non-refundable if registrant cancels within two weeks of the workshop.

Materials Cost for one-day willow bark project (directly to Lene on day of workshop): $30

Please register with MERA at merachoolhouse@bell.net

About the Teacher Lene Rasmussen of Lakeshore Willows

www.lakeshorewillows.com or http://salix-willows.blogspot.ca