Antler basket weaving class–North House Folk School

The 2 1/2 day antler basket class at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota on November 13-15th was a big success and almost everyone finished their baskets and then some!

Antler Basket Class with Cathryn Peters 2015

These two sisters from Virginia had to leave early. But they took along enough supplies and the pattern to finish this cute little antler wall pocket basket at home.

sisters in Peters antler basket class
Teresa and Roxanne, sisters from Virginia

 

The antler basket weaving class was full with eight students, coming from six different states; Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Maryland, South Dakota and Minnesota.

This is the first time in 16 years, teaching the antler basket weaving class at North House Folk School that we’ve had students from so many different states represented in one class!

 

North House Folk School Antler Basket Class

 

Two students were beginning weavers, two were accomplished weavers and the rest had done some weaving in the past, but not recently. Only one student had ever woven antler baskets before and she had purchased several patterns from me, but wanted to attend a class with me in person.

 

North House Antler Basket Student
First time basketweaver! Maggie completed her antler basket, isn’t it wonderful?

 

We started the weekend with an overview of weaving rib antler baskets, then I gave an antler drilling demonstration and they all got started weaving. On the last day, students were able to do some practice drilling and even begin a second basket if they wanted. Gayle and Sheri were able to make two antler baskets, don’t all the baskets look wonderful?

 

North House Folk School antler basket class students
Antler Basket Class Students on final day of class.

 

Here we are at the end of antler basket weaving class, with the exception of the three that left early. I’m so proud of how everyone did, they were terrific weavers!

 

Antler Basket Class Students and Peters

 

I’m arranging my teaching schedule now for 2016, so keep an eye on that page to see where and when I’ll be teaching the antler basket class again.

North House Folk School
North House Folk School Blue Building

4 thoughts on “Antler basket weaving class–North House Folk School”

  1. I’m very interested in taking an antler weaving class from you!
    I took class from you several years ago – I believe it was at Weavin In Winona??
    I have a moose antler that I hope to turn into a wall hanging!!
    Thank you!
    Gwen Saul
    Alexandria, MN

    1. Hi there Gwen,

      Yes, I remember, that’s been many long years ago now that we were in Winona! I’ve just now turned in my proposal for antler classes at the Headwater’s Basket Makers Weavin’ Up North in Bemidji, MN. Providing the classes are accepted, you’ll be fairly close and might be able to come to the April workshop! Keep checking the class schedule for updates, hope to see you soon and discuss the moose antler. Cathryn’s teaching schedule

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