Author Archives: Jutta

Bay Area Basket Makers Exhibit at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

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West County Fiber Arts Workshops

WCFA offers a variety of workshops in fiber arts.  https://westcountyfiberarts.com/

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Berry Gathering Basket with Charlie Kennard

October 14. Weave a Berry Gathering Basket with Charlie Kennard. 9-4 p.m. Through Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Field Institute Classes. http://www.ptreyes.org or (415) 663-1200 x 307.

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Beginning Diagonal Plaited Basketry class #AR965

Register Now Learn to weave a small diagonal plaited basket using paper strips.  Time permitting, you can make a second or third basket using recycled microfilm (materials provided by instructor).  This is a very flexible basketry technique that can turn … Continue reading

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Pine Needle Basketry with Nadine Spier

Nadine Spier will be teaching a pine needle basketry workshop October 20-22, 2017, at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, Washington, https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/spier-nadine-the-art-of-coiling-baskets-and-sculptural-forms-october-20-22-2017/ All skill levels welcome. She individualizes her instruction to each student’s interest and skill level. It will … Continue reading

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Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry: 3-Day Workshop

September 22 to 24 with Julia Parker.  This workshop offers the unique chance to spend three days learning from Julia, her daughter and granddaughter as they guide students through traditional basket-weaving techniques and share stories that have lived on through … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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