are held Tuesday mornings (9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.), and also monthly ALL- Day classes, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4301 Browns Pt Blvd. N E,Tacoma
(I-5 Federal Way/ Auburn Exit. Head west on 348th, Campus Drive to Northshore Parkway. If you just head west after leaving the freeway, the road takes you to Northshore Parkway in about 7 miles. Look for church on the left. Class sign-up (253-927-7033, ask for Sheila, or 253-927-5298, ask for Elaine).
Class fees are $15.00 per session for morning classes, and $40.00 for all-day sessions. Materials are provided and are an additional cost. While specific classes and dates are listed, students may choose work on previous class baskets or on individual projects. Check with the instructor to make sure appropriate materials are on hand if you are not planning to do the assigned basket.
The All Day classes need 5 people to make the class a go. Please e-mail or call us if you're planning on coming. (You may drop in, but materials may not be available for the assigned basket if you do.)
Summer 2017 Class Schedule:
Basketmaking student at Folklife
Independent Study: As always students may choose a basket for independent study by working with the instructors to select the basket and make sure the materials are available. The materials fee will vary depending on the materials required.
Equipment: While we do have equipment that students may use in class, we do recommend that you bring an old towel, a small rectangular plastic dishpan, spray bottle, and a pair of scissors (not your best sewing shears).
We do recommend calling either Elaine or Sheila to let us know that you will be planning to start a basket, so that we can bring the appropriate supplies.
Fine Handmade Baskets by Sheila Wray
Jeremey (Native Bridge Youth), proudly wears his headband he wove during the Canoe Journey)
Check below for the Current ClassSchedule:
August 5th 2017 Proctor Ats Festival, Tacom5
September 2nd,2016 2:00pm-10:00pm, Sheep to Shawl, Puyallup Fair
November 10-11, 2015 Holiday Bazaar, Resurrection Lutheran Chuch, Tacom7
Saturday, June 17, 2017Donna’s Double-Handled Tote (Kettle)
The false rim part way up this basket, the unique handles and shaping make this an interesting basket.
Class Fee - $40.00
Materials Fee - $30.00
Saturday, July 15, 2017Cherokee Double-Wall Bowl
Based on the Cherokee-style double-wall basket; this is woven in a bowl shape. It is very sturdy and allows for color and/or weave variation from the inside wall to the outside wall and is excellent for hiding ends on weave styles such as French randing.
Class Fee - $40.00
Materials Fee - $20.00
Saturday, August 12, 2017Dyeing and Prep Day
Come to Elaine’s home to dye, space dye, and learn to prep a variety of materials.
Class Fee - $40.00
Materials Fee – Reed dyeing: Our reed - $2.00 per ounce;
Your reed - $2.00 per ½ lb.
Other materials (pine needles, cattails, ??) – price will vary
Saturday, August 27, 2017 NW Basket Guild Mary Irvine Basket Day
We highly recommend this Guild event. The Guild pays the instructor fees and attendees pay only the materials fee. What a great chance to learn a new basket or basket weaving technique. Registration should be out in mid-June. Watch the Guild website for more information.
Friday, September 1st or 22nd, 2017, 2:00 to 10:00 pm at the Puyallup Fair
Cedar Cat Head
Join us as we demonstrate basket weaving in the Sheep to Shawl Demonstration area. Learn to weave a cat head basket with cedar and a variety of other choices for the sides. Several rim choices will be available. The instructor fee is waived. A free fair entrance ticket and parking pass will be provided.
Space is limited. Sign up early.
Materials Fee – $35.00