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2014 Chair Caning Class at North House

2014 Chair Caning Class at North House

The chair caning class here at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN yesterday got started with a bit of minor chair repair to the frames before we could actually begin the weaving process. On the Lincoln rocker we opened the crack on the front rail as much as possible, applied glue, and clamped to dry for a while. Then we applied three screws […]

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Antler Basket Class NHFS Wrapping Up

Antler Basket Class NHFS Wrapping Up

The view of the Lake Superior harbor from the upper Fish House (where the teachers stay), windows is beautiful again today, but with pretty sunshine! Last day of the 2 1/2 day antler basket class starts pretty soon. The seagulls make their early loud appearance walking around on the roof of the Fish House around 6am. So if my alarm wasn’t already set for that […]

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Deer Opener-Antler Basket Class

Deer Opener-Antler Basket Class

What a lovely day up here for an antler basket class on the North Shore of Lake Superior at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota! Although it’s cloudy and overcast and the temperature is only 36 degrees, nothing could be finer. Looking out on the harbor from the Fish House upper story is so peaceful and relaxing. And the campus is so pretty! […]

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Hjornholm Willow Basket Weaving Class

Hjornholm Willow Basket Weaving Class

Burkina Willow Basket Class with Anne Mette Hjornholm   The last day of willow basketweaving with Danish instructor Anne Metta Hjornholm at Lakeshore Willows was the Burkina open style basket. These seemingly easy little baskets turned out to be exceptionally challenging for many of us seasoned weavers as well as the beginners! Thankfully Anne Mette was right there helping us along and doing demonstrations for […]

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Anne Mette Hjornholm willow classes

Anne Mette Hjornholm willow classes

Another fun day of willow basketweaving at Lakeshore Willows in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada. Weaving our baskets under the weeping willow tree each day, with the wind blowing and the sun shining was loads of fun! Instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm willow classes had several versions of the frame basket samples for us to choose from:       I decided to weave the tray basket and […]

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Willow Purse with Catalan Base

Willow Purse with Catalan Base

  Weaving a willow purse with Catalan Base, instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm   Another great couple days at Lakeshore Willows in Ontario, Canada, weaving a willow purse with Catalan base. Thank goodness the temperature dropped which made for a very comfortable weaving experience under the big weeping willow tree! Instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm makes it look so simple. I decided to weave the zig-zag design […]

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Willow Basket Classes in Ontario, Canada

Willow Basket Classes in Ontario, Canada

We are having a great time at Lakeshore Willows this week, at the willow basket classes in Ontario, Canada with instructor Anne Mette Hjornholm . Lene’s cultured basketry willow that she grows especially for basketmaking is wonderful. Each strand it long, slender and malable so it’s easy to make sharp turns without breaking. She helps each basketmaker to select the best types and thicknesses of […]

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Have Cane Footstools, Will Travel to Teach!

Have Cane Footstools, Will Travel to Teach!

Indiana, here I come! Teaching two cane footstool classes at the prestigious Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, IN again this year on July 13 & 14, 2013. Maximum student count of 18, so have to take enough for full cane footstool classes, already there are 14 signed up with a possibility of four more. So all 18 stained and varnished hole-to-hole cane footstool […]

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Tiny Tea Bag Basket Class

Tiny Tea Bag Basket Class

  This coming Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10am-4pm I will be teaching a Tiny Tea Bag Basket class at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery, 210 South River Street, Cook, MN. This cute little basket is made of flat rattan reed and measures 6″L x 4″W and 5″H at the handle. It can be used to hold tea bags as in the picture […]

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