Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
I'm trying something new this weekend. I will be vending my baskets at a quilt show this Friday through Sunday. It is held at the Pleasant Valley Fire Company from 10am until 5pm (3pm on Sunday). There will be a silent auction, raffles, vendors, boutique, members tables and refreshments. The admission is $10.
I will be featuring some of my larger baskets suitable for holding finished quilts or quilting supplies. Stop by and check it out.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Off Track Art Workshop
11 Liberty Street, Westminster MD
Under a tent in the OTA parking lot
Saturday, September 17
1pm to 4pm
Get ready for fall by weaving a
Simple Round Basket with a Wooden Base
The simple round basket begins with a 3” wooden base. The spokes will be glued in place and weaver ready for the workshop. The round basket is woven with in a continuous over - under pattern. The basket is completed using the matchstick rim technique. The basket can be used to hold a variety of small items. All supplies and materials will be provided.
5” diameter by 6”tall
Weaving Level: Beginner
Instructor: Sharon Schaeffer
Cost: $30 - payable to Sharon Schaeffer
Register for the class by emailing Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org Class size is limited to 12 participants so don’t delay! No same day signup. Questions? Contact Sharon 410-967-4482
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers Guild tackled the Gretchen border during their monthly weaving workshop.
Weavers followed a French Shopping Basket pattern courtesy of August Moon Basketry. The basket begins with a 5" x14" oblong base and seventy-seven stakes.
The weaving pattern creates an X on both sides of the tote. Three rows of twining act as the rim row. Every couple of spokes are tucked inside the basket.
If you haven't woven a Gretchen border I suggest you watch the YouTube video "Taming the Wretched Gretchen" by Beverly Ashton Vickers. It is a very helpful resource.
This was not a quick basket, but I am happy with the results.
I encourage you to challenge yourself with advanced basketry techniques and patterns. You will be glad you did.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Finally, after a 2-year break Common Ground Traditions Week 3 met in person at McDaniel College! Everyone was excited to see old friends and make new ones throughout the week of traditional arts offerings.
The instructor art show in Rice Gallery opened on Sunday to kick off the week.
For the next five days, I taught a class in Rib basketry. Students were able to individualize their baskets with color and reed selection. Most made a melon with a stick handle, a small random weave hen basket and a few students even wove a few reed reindeer ornaments.
Thier efforts were showcased on Friday evening at the student art show. Even as the week ended, students and instructors were thinking about next summer's course offerings when we would see each other again.
To learn more about Common Ground visit www.commongroundonthehill.org
Saturday, May 21, 2022
The Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers Guild held their monthly weave in Gettysburg. Member Samantha Richards led the group in creating colorful tote bags.
There were piles of colored reed in a variety of sizes to use to weave the sides. Some weavers followed a set repetition of colors, a monochromatic color scheme or others used random colors as I choose to do.
It was a fun activity on the first hot, humid day of the season.
Interested in learning more about the guild? Check out their website -