I spent one of my favorite weekends of the year at the 2017 Weaving Odyssey in Gettysburg PA hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers Guild.
Thursday evening I made an assortment of embellishments suitable for baskets or wreaths. Gina Kieft (email@example.com) lead the workshop. She had endless supplies of nuts, seeds, pods and grasses that she harvested from the fields and roadsides of Michigan. It was a fun class and a great way to start the weekend.
I spent Friday weaving with Pati English (BasketsMySpeciality@yahoo.com) an award winning weaver and author of a basket designs book from South Carolina. I wove a traditional cathead basket. A triple decorative ban was added using two double Three-Rod Arrow with a Reverse Three-Rod Arrow in the middle of the band. It was finished with an ash hand grip handle.
Char Ciammaichella (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Ohio led my Saturday class. I have been trying to refine my round reed skills so her zig zag design using 3 rod twining and reverse 3 rod twining gave me a lot of practice. I am very happy with my design and color choice.
I finished up my weekend Sunday with another class by Gina Kief. She taught a small round reed base bowl. More practice with round reed! The cream and purple container was finished with a three rod arrow design and a braided border rim.
Mark your calendars now for next years Odyssey Event
September 13 - 16, 2018
Check out CPWG website to learn more