This class is primarily for students who have been weaving for a while and want to explore decorative woven handles. The fancy handles class is going to teach as many fancy handles as we can get through. Starting with simple and getting more complicated with a variety of techniques. We are going to use “fake ” handles so students will have a sampler of sorts. However, if a student has a FINISHED basket with an intact rim and a smooth handle…NO grip carved into it, they may bring that to work on with one sample. There will be No time to finish it but supplies to finish the handle at home will be available.
Students need to bring…measuring tape, sharpened pencil, a brick wrapped in plastic wrap, 12 large wooden clip style clothespins, old towel, scissors, pocket knife, a small regular screw driver, spray bottle, pail or dish pan to hold 2 gallons of water, lunch, drinks and snacks…wear comfortable clothes.
Joan Betzold, a basket weaver and weaving teacher for over 30 years, attends 40+ art, folk art, colonial, fiber and gardening shows a year. She has been honored as the Featured Artist at several nationally recognized shows. Joan designs, dyes the fibers, and weaves her original baskets using centuries old techniques without nails, glue, staples or molds. She is well-known for her award winning custom designs as well as unusual baskets incorporating vintage tools, kitchen items, antlers, or a treasured piece from a loved one. She teaches weaving at many local museums as well as privately. For several years she has been asked to serve as the basket weaving judge at the Maryland State Fair.
Location: Museum Store Second Floor, there is one flight of stairs.
Date: Saturday January 27, 2024
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM.
All sales are final, no refunds. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
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