This is a basket instructor Joan Betzold designed for a student for her children’s Barbie dolls and other toys. It can be used for just about anything from mail to carrying food. Students will learn how to make a handle inside the wall of the basket as well as weaving a solid woven bottom basket.
Students need to bring: measuring tape, sharpened pencil, a brick wrapped in plastic wrap, 12 large wooden clip style clothespins, old towel, scissors, pocketknife, a small regular screwdriver, spray bottle, pail or dish pan to hold 2 gallons of water, lunch, drinks and snacks…wear comfortable clothes. Class will be held at the Museum Store. All sales are final. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Instructor Joan Betzold is 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.
WHEN: 28 October, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Second Floor, Musuem Store
To register and pay for the class, please use this link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLCHQKY1H1SSP/checkout/QNJ4BOF7DGZ6O2SY7H474XFU