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  Cedar Squares
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 3" H X 3" W X 3" D
Materials: Western red cedar, Hamburg cane, Madagascar raffia
Working in all natural materials, this small basket moves from square base to round rim. The base is woven in 2/2 twill; the sides are 2/2 twill and a lattice twill checkerboard design, ending in an invisible rim. Techniques include twills, lattice twining, lattice twill, and working with cedar and raffia. Previous twill experience is helpful.
Cedar Tiamonds
Length of Class: 6 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 3.75" H X 3.5" W X 3.5" D
Materials: Western red cedar, dyed reed, waxed linen
Enjoy the rhythm of lattice twining with slotted base technique. Woven in Cedar bark and dyed reed over a 3" glass vase with a wooden base, this little basket is both functional and versatile. Techniques include lattice twining & twill.
Cube Squared
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 4.5" H X 5.5" W X 5.5" D
Materials: dyed reed, Hamburg cane, waxed linen
Combine the design of basketweave with the technique of lattice twining to create this clever basket. The base is woven in triple plaiting, the sides in lattice twined twill, and the traditional rim completes a blue and cream cubed basket - a pleasing blend of function and design.
Jewel
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 4" H X 5.5" W X 5.5" D
Materials: dyed reed, waxed linen, wood base
Weave this little "jewel" in lattice twined technique with space-dyed reed on a wooden base. The sides are completed in regular twining, and finished with a twined down border. Shaping, lashing techniques, and bound weaves will be discussed.
Knotty Threesome
Length of Class: 6 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: varies
Materials: clothesline, reed, nylon cord

Fascinated with knots that look like weaving? Learn to make the Turk's Head Knot in three useful styles. Woven flat using clothesline, it is a trivet. Knotted in an open circle using dyed reed and/or cord, it becomes a napkin ring. Nylon cord knotted around a special knotting tool and then tightened around a wooden bead, and you've made an amazing pendant or zipper pull. All the same knot! Warning - knotting may be habit forming.
*Note: any of the threesome may be taught individually in a 2 hour class.

Missy
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 6" H X 6" W X 6" D
Materials: dyed & natural reed, ash wood base, copper wire and cotton cord.
Starting with a hexagonal slotted base, this 6-sided basket is woven in lattice twine using lattice twill techniques for the diagonal striping. It is finished with a lattice twined rim. Shaping and bound weaves will be discussed.
Oval Braid
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 4" H X 5" W X 6.5" D
Materials: reed, Hamburg cane, ash base
This surprisingly strong basket is woven on an oval wooden base over a special mold provided in class to assist shaping. Techniques include Japanese weave, triple twine with step-up, 6 strand braid and lattice twined border.
True Ti
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 3" H X 7" W X 7" D
Materials: smoked reed, Hamburg cane, and waxed linen
This extremely sturdy, eye-catching basket begins with a split-spoke base and is worked in lattice and ti twining. Techniques include basic lattice twining, ti twining with two lashers, shaping and a simple braided border. Students may not complete basket within class time.
Lattice Tray
Length of Class: 6 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 1" H X 7" W X 6" D
Materials: dyed reed, waxed linen
Your imagination dictates the design and shape for your unique, shallow tray. The entire tray is woven in lattice twining (a lashing technique or bound weave), including the rim. Instructor will bring samples as guides, but your own creativity is greatly encouraged.
Cocoa & Copper
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 2.5" H X 6" W X 6" D
Materials: dyed reed, copper wire
Lattice twining with a touch of elegance. The copper wire gives a delicate glow that no picture can properly portray. Techniques include basic lattice twining, shaping and special tips to create the perfect braided rim. Materials in basket: dyed reed and copper wire.
Spearmint
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 2.75" H X 5" W X 6" D
Materials: dyed reed, waxed linen
Lattice twill and lattice twining techniques create the impression of 3-D arrows. Basic lattice twining will be taught, as well as some great round reed tips to create the perfect, simple rim. Students should have previous experience in reading twill patterns. Materials: dyed reed,
Cross Lattice Box with Lid
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 3.5" H X 3" W X 4.5" D
Materials: dyed reed, Hamburg cane, waxed linen
Learn some new techniques on this small lidded basket woven in lattice bound weave. Shaped on a mold, students will learn lattice twining with design elements, adding a crossed lattice weave on the lid to make a truly unique little basket. You'll love the simple rimming technique, distinctive to bound weaves.
Carry Awl
Length of Class: 2 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 2" H X 1" W X 1" D
Materials: dyed reed, Western red cedar, cane, waxed linen
Why not decorate a necessary tool basket item? Woven over a cork, which holds and protects your sharp awls, these useful little treasures will be as individual as you are. Finish one in class, take enough materials to complete a second at home. Choice of materials includes Western red cedar, dyed reed, cane, and a variety of colors of waxed linen.
Simple Lattice
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 2.5" H X 6" W X 6" D
Materials: natural round reed, waxed linen
This delightful basket is perfect for both beginning basket weavers as well as the more experienced weaver that wants to learn new techniques. Woven with round rattan reed and Irish waxed linen, weaving instruction will include the three basic lattice twine techniques, as well as shaping, working with reed, and a simple braided border. Lattice twining is a type of bound weave common to most Indigenous people around the world and is gaining popularity as a technique adaptable to contemporary basketry.
Mini Rib Baskets
Length of Class: 3 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 1.75" H X 1.75" W X 1.75" D
Materials: natural round reed, waxed linen
Weave 3 separate mini ribbed baskets using conventional basketry techniques but on a delightfully small scale. Techniques covered include God's eye lashing and ribbed basket construction. Class kit includes a pre-made frame with ribs and God's eye, ready for weaving the first basket; prepared hoops for weaving the God's eye, adding ribs and then weaving the second basket; and reed with instructions for making hoops, then weaving the God's eye and completing a third basket. Student will have their choice of colors to make 3 unique baskets. Sizes may differ slightly. These make wonderful ornaments and small gifts.
Day Star
Length of Class: 12 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 11"x11"x1"
Materials: reed, Hamburg cane, and waxed linen and waxed cotton.
Day Star begins with my own 9 pointed star base, then the techniques just keep on coming in this appealing shallow tray which includes lattice twining, twining, triple twining, feather lattice (a type of interlacing spiral bound lattice), and a lattice twined rim.
Black Rose
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: 4.75"x4.75"x.75"
Materials: reed, waxed linen and waxed cotton.
This small, mini tray is big on techniques. Although the overall effect makes it look like a coiled basket, in truth you start with a god's eye for the "rose", twining, 4 strand countered twining, lattice twining, and a braided rim. Materials used are reed and waxed cotton.
The Dance
Length of Class: 8 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: H 4.5" x W 6.5" x D 6.5".
Materials: dyed reed, cane, waxed linen
This striking, bowl shaped basket is worked in lattice, triple, and Japanese twining. Beginning on a slotted base, the hieroglyphic-type design is done in lattice twine, but utilizing two colors of lashers (alternating design lattice) which helps to emphasize the dancers. Previous experience with lattice twining strongly recommended.
Currents
Length of Class: 6 hours
Dimensions of completed basket: H 5" x W 5" x D 5".
Materials: copper wire, waxed linen.
Working with contemporary materials of 18 gauge coated solid core wire and waxed linen, this small basket is surprisingly firm and deceptively easy to shape. Coiling basics, how to change colors, openwork techniques and use of beads will be taught. Different base options and starts will also be discussed. Please note: baskets will not be finished in class time.
Please email or call 425-271-0647 for current kit pricing. Teaching fee: $35/hour, plus travel expenses and material fees applicable to the class 

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