Holiday Door Decoration Basket Weaving Class with Marcy Blikre | November 13, 2021

$75.00

Spend the day at the Nome Schoolhouse making a beautiful Holiday Door Decoration. Using a stained 10” by 12” ‘D’ wood handle, you will weave this holiday-themed door hanger. Students will weave with natural, red, and green reed to create this 10” x 1 ½” x 8” (not including handle) basket. Students will chose from of a variety of decorative tie-ons.

A delicious lunch will be provided.

10 in stock

Start: November 13, 2021
From: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description

Using a stained 10” by 12” ‘D’ wood handle, you will weave this holiday-themed door hanger. Students will weave with natural, red, and green reed to create this 10” x 1 ½” x 8” (not including handle) basket. Students will chose from of a variety of decorative tie-ons.

All Materials are provided.

Enjoy a homemade meal at the Nome Schoolhouse with your class.

Hi I’m Marcy Blikre. This passion of basket weaving had a simple beginning – I signed up for beginning basket weaving classes through Moorhead (MN) Community Education. Little did I know it would become more than a simple pastime! I have been weaving for over fifteen years and belong to the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild (Bemidji, MN), Minnesota Basketweavers Guild (Minneapolis, MN), and the National Basketry Organization. I attend a number of workshops each year to learn various weaving techniques and to get new ideas from the teachers and fellow weavers. As a retired educator, I love to teach basket weaving to those interested in this lost art form. A useful basket is one of beauty and purpose. For the past five years, I have sold baskets at various shows in North Dakota (Fargo, Minot, Harwood). I am drawn to weaving utilitarian style baskets using flat or round reed but will also use natural materials such as willow and birch bark. Baskets may have a similar beginning but each is distinctive in size, style, color, and presentation. Selecting a basket is a personal choice, how one uses it depends upon ones’ needs.

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