Pine Needle on Gourd Workshop with Toni Best, October 13 and 14, 2018.

There are only a few spaces open.

The Bay Area Basket Makers Guild (BABM) is offering a 2-day workshop, October 13 and 14, 2018.  Where: 205 Milo Place in San Ramon.  Time: 9:30 to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday.  Materials provided:  Class-ready gourd, pine needles, and thread.  Class Fee for Guild Members: $155 for entire 2-day workshop (includes materials).  Non-members: $180 total, which includes a 1-year guild membership.  Deposit:  $50 must be received by September 8.  It is nonrefundable unless another students takes your place.  The Balance is due at the workshop on October 13.

To Register, send an email, ASAP, to workshop coordinator Jill Stanton <> to let her know you wish to take the class.  Mail a $50 deposit check to: Lorraine Oller, 2838 Fulton Street, Berkeley CA 94705-1063.  Make check payable to Toni Best.  It must arrive by September 8 or contact Jill.

“Free Form” Pine Needle Artistry on a Gourd.

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Basket-Weaving with Charlie Kennard

For description of baskets, schedule and location, click on the link below.

Basket workshops update 7.11.18

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Randall Museum Basket Event with Julia Parker and Family

In celebration of its current exhibit, A Tradition of Making: Californian Native Basketry, the Randall Museum will be hosting a weekend with master basket weaver Julia Parker and three generations of her family on September 14,15 &16. The Celebrate Making! events begin Friday evening with a special reception and lively discussion with the Parkers, and continues on Saturday and Sunday with weaving workshops.

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West County Fiber Arts Workshops

WCFA offers a variety of workshops in fiber arts.

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Sierra Rock

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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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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