CNCH Conference 2017 at Asilomar

May  4–7 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove.  For registration & classes go to http://www.cnch.org

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“Who Done It” Gourd Art by Kelly

Kelly who done it.I put water in it and let it set overnight, then put rocks in it to clean out the inside, then set it out to dry on top of my husband’s workbench, outside.  When I got home, this is what was left!   – Janet Johnson

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Rock of Ages

This knotted piece by Nancy Briemle was inspired by the granite rocks in the Sierras and took 12 years to complete.  Waxed linen and metallic threads are knotted over a carved Styrofoam base with lid.

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Birch Bark Fun at Heidelmann Retreat 2011 with Deb Curtis

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How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets

Aloha.  Here is the newest book by Jim Widess.  Hot off the press.  How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets.  For weavers who don’t live in Hawaii, there are lots of materials that can be substituted to weave the patterns in this book.  Jim says this was a really fun project and he hopes it helps keep weaving alive on Hawaii. You can find Jim on Facebook and share your reviews of his new book.

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Gourds + Fiber by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess

I just got this book and love it.  It shows beautiful artwork and step-by-step instructions on technique. The featured artists include BABM members Cookie Cala, Cookie Hansen, Carola Farthing, Jennifer Wool, and Patricia Berry.  Congratulations.
 
 
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Pine Needle Basket by Stephanie Dwiggins

Stephanie Dwiggins

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New DVD – Advanced Basket Weaving with Nadine Spier

Nadine just released her new DVD “Advanced Basket Weaving with Nadine Spier” which is a sequel do her first DVD “Basket Weaving Essentials with Nadine Spier.”  
I have both DVDs and just finished watching the second one.  The instructions are very good with clear camera shots of technique.  The setting has beautiful backdrop views of her garden, and then there are her sculptural baskets – stunningly beautiful.
If you want to see more of Nadine’s work, click on her name under Resources/Classes on the sidebar of this website.
 
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For Animal Lovers Only

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NON-Basketmakers at Work
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Nancy and Sandy Make Us Laugh

Hi, BABM ladies.  I thought I’d share this video I took of Nancy and Sandy last year at our basket-retreat at Heidelmann Lodge making Bee jokes while making baskets.  Some of you may have seen it before, but they are soooo funny, I thought all of you might enjoy it again.

Kim Bacon

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