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2017 Weaving & Exhibit Calendar

Instructor and Basketmaker Cathryn Peters teaches antler basket classes, chair seat weaving classes around the country at basket guilds, folk schools, woodworking schools, and small group classes. You can also see her contemporary Antler Basket Sculptures at galleries, exhibitions, and juried shows. Be sure to check the Fiber Arts Events Calendar for other basketry and fiber arts happenings.

FEBRUARY

February 2-12, 2017

Ely Art Walk

Window Exhibits–Part of the Ely Winter Festival

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Cathryn’s Antler Basket Sculptures are exhibited in the window

Pengals Outdoor Supply
137 E. Sheridan Street
Ely, MN

MARCH

March 9 – April 1, 2017

Natural Ranges: Photography of the Appalachian Trail & Antler Basketry of Northern Minnesota Exhibition

Photography by Jill Aubin and Antler Baskets by Cathryn Peters

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Natural Ranges: Photography & Antler Basket Exhibition

Facebook–Lyric Center for the Arts

First Stage Gallery
514 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturdays 11am – 3pm

APRIL

Headwaters Weavin' Up North 2017

April 21, 22, &23, 2017

WEAVIN’ UP NORTH WORKSHOP

Headwaters Basketmakers Guild Workshop

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Concordia Language Village
Bemidji, MN

 Weavin' Up North Workshop Brochure

Teachers are: Cathryn Peters, Annetta Kraayeveld, Jill & Paul Scarpari, Pam Talsky,
Shirley Mount and Eileen Spilman with special guest teacher, Tressa Sularz

Cathryn’s Classes
Friday: Braided God’s Eye Melon Basket
Saturday: Hot Pocket Antler Wall Pocket
Sunday: Fancy Rim Potato Masher Basket

MN Weavin’ Up North Brochure 2017 PDF

MAY

Colorful Baskets Exhibit 2017

May 1 – September 30, 2017

COLORFUL BASKETS: NATURALLY & DYED EXHIBIT

Three of Cathryn’s Antler Basket Sculptures were juried into this show.

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Colorful Baskets: Naturally & Dyed 2017

Philip Dickel Basket Museum Gallery
618 8th Avenue
West Amana, IA 52203

Little Big Show 2017

May 1-30, 2017

10th ANNUAL LITTLE BIG SHOW EXHIBIT & SALE

MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

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MacRostie Art Center Miniatures Exhibit 2017

10th annual miniatures exhibition in the MacRostie Art Center Minnesota Gallery.
The exhibition will feature small works in a variety of media. Artists may submit only one piece.
Works must be no larger than 12” in any dimension (including frame)
with a maximum retail price of $100.
The First Friday Opening Reception is May 5th from 4-7pm.
Cathryn’s show entry is an antler wall pocket basket.

 MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center
405 1st Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

May 3-27, 2017

MOMENTS IN TIME EXHIBITION & SALE

Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery, Cook, MN

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NWFA photography antler basket exhibit 5-2017

“Moments In Time” Exhibit & Sale 5-2017 NWFA Gallery, Cook, MN

This exhibition and sale is separate from NWFA and all sales are to be made directly through the artists.

Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery
211 S. River Street
Cook, MN 55723

JUNE

North House Folk School Chair Caning 2017

June 30 – July 2, 2017

CHAIR CANING FOR THE VINTAGE CHAIR

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

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Lace Chair Caning Class

Traditional Hole-to-Hole Chair Caning

Do you have an old family heirloom or a chair you’d like to refurbish and learn how to reweave the cane seat on it, but don’t know how?
Bring your chair with drilled holes in the seat frame to North House and spend the weekend on the lovely North Shore of Lake Superior.
Learn the art and craft of chair caning in a relaxed atmosphere, all the basics and tricks of the trade from veteran instructor Cathryn Peters.

Strand chair caning at North House Folk School

Traditional Chair Caning Class

North House Folk School
On the Harbor
Grand Marais, MN 55604

1-888-387-9762

Traditional Chair Caning for the Vintage Chair

Beginner Hole Cane Footstool Class at the Ely Folk School 2017

June 24, 2017

HOLE CANE FOOTSTOOL

Ely Folk School, Ely, MN

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Lace strand caning

Beginner Hole Cane Footstool Class at the Ely Folk School, MN

Beginner Hole Cane Footstool

This is the perfect class for you to learn how to cane with a bit of history on the craft of chair seat weaving. Students will be provided with a kit for the stool, already finished with a light stain and varnish. Once you learn these basic caning skills, you’ll be able to repair canoe seats and chairs or start making caned furniture on your own.

Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55604

Phone: 218-235-0138

Beginner Hole Cane Footstool

June 29-July 29, 2017

13th ANNUAL JURIED ART ON THE EDGE EXHIBIT

Edge Center for the Art Gallery, Bigfork, MN

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13th Annual Juried Exhibit Bigfork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts
Edge Center for the Arts Gallery
102 Second Ave.
Bigfork, MN 56628
218-832-3761

JULY

North House Folk School Antler Basketry 2017

July 14-15, 2017

ANTLER BASKETRY WORKSHOP

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

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Peters antler basket wall pocket

“Gem” antler wall pocket basket

Spend two and a half days of relaxing antler basket weaving with instructor Cathryn Peters.
Learn the ins and outs and tricks of the trade for creating a deer antler wall pocket basket of your very own!
Antlers will be pre-drilled with primary ribs inserted, but you’ll do all the creative and hard work yourself!
We’ll also do some hands-on drilling and design planning before weaving starts.

North House Folk School antler basket class students

Antler Basket Class Students final day.

 Antler Basket Wall Pouch

North House Folk School
On the Harbor
Grand Marais, MN 55604
1-888-387-9762

AUGUST

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August 12, 2017

HOLE CANE FOOT STOOL FOR BEGINNERS

Ely Folk School, Ely, MN

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Hole Cane Foot Stool for Beginners
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is the perfect class for you to learn how to cane with a bit of history on the craft of chair seat weaving. Students will be provided with a kit for the stool, already finished with a light stain and varnish. Once you learn these basic caning skills, you’ll be able to repair canoe seats and chairs or start making caned furniture on your own.

Hole Cane Footstool for Beginners
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731
218-235-0138

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August 13, 2017

ANTLER BASKET TRAY

Ely Folk School, Ely, MN 55731

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New to basket weaving? Get your feet wet as you learn to weave a small antler basket tray. It can be used on your dresser to hold coins or hung on the wall as a decoration. Students will learn rib-style basket weaving on a pre-drilled antler spike with primary ribs inserted, using rattan reed as the weaving material. Tools to bring: dish pan or small water bucket, towel, scissors.

Antler Basket Tray
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731
218-235-0138
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August 19-20, 2017

TRADITIONAL PAPER FIBRE RUSH SEAT WEAVING

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

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Have you ever wondered how those seats are woven, you know the ones,

with the four triangular sections that meet in the center?
Maybe you have a set of chairs like this and want to fix them, but don’t know where to start?

paper rush seat weaving

Paper rush chair seat weaving

Well, now you can reweave the rush seat and pick up skills to maybe even go into a sideline business of chair seat weaving!
Take Cathryn’s class and learn a new craft, become a chair seat weaver in no time.
Don’t have a chair to bring to class? Then purchase one from instructor and you’re all set.

post and rail chair frame

post and rail chair frame

Traditional Paper Rush Seat Weaving

North House Folk School
On the Harbor
Grand Marais, MN 55604
1-888-387-9762

SEPTEMBER

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SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, 2017

WEAVING SEATS: TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES with CANE

MARC ADAMS SCHOOL OF WOODWORKING

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Marc Adams Woodworking School, Diamond Cane stool class 2011

Want to learn how to supplement your retirement income,
furniture making or refinishing business by offering chair seat weaving, but are afraid to try?
Well, here’s your chance to test the waters and learn all about the two most
popular and traditional types of chair caning techniques.
Take Cathryn’s weekend course packed with a bit of history on the craft of chair seat weaving.
Coupled with a special emphasis and hands-on experience weaving footstools
with hole-to-hole cane and wide binding cane, you’ll be well on your way!

Weaving Seats: Traditional Techniques With Cane

Marc Adams School of Woodworking
5504 E 500 N
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-535-4013

OCTOBER

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OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 2017

TRADITIONAL HAND CANING for the VINTAGE CHAIR

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

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Traditional Chair Caning Class

Bring your broken seat chair to learn the age-old craft of traditional hand or lace chair caning with instructor Cathryn Peters.
You’ll be able to use your chair again and pick up a new craft business at the same time!
Whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, retiree or just want to learn an old-time craft, this is the class for you!
 

Traditional Cane Seat Weaving for the Vintage Chair

North House Folk School
On the Harbor
Grand Marais, MN 55604
1-888-387-9762

Thanks so much for your interest in Cathryn’s Class Schedule, you might also like to visit these pages for Cathryn’s Antler Basket Artistry and Antler Basket Patterns in case you’d like to try your hand at weaving your own antler baskets!

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