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*** Los Angeles Basketry Guild 2016 Retreat REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! ***



LABG CAMP STEVENS RETREAT

WHEN: March 18-20. 2016
WHERE: Camp Stevens, Julian, CA
COST:$300.00 plus materials fee for Guild members $320.00 plus materials fee for non Guild members (includes 1 year membership to the LABG) DEPOSIT: $50.00 non-refundable check to reserve your space Include contact information and select one class option with your deposit. Payable to: Los Angeles Basketry Guild Send to: Jennifer Tang-Limon 13614 Summit Knoll Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91390
For additional questions, photo illustrations for the class options or any other information, please contact: Jennifer Tang-Limon at 661-424-1283 or jentangmail@aol.com

Class Option A : JAPANESE BASKETRY
Instructor: Flo Hoppe
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Description:
1) Four Sea Wave – This is usually the first basket that a Japanese basketry student will make. It has interesting twists and turns and interweaving that make it look like waves on the sea.
2) Caspian – This small basket begins with Japanese squarework. The sides are woven with 3-rod wale, chasing weave and 3-rod arrows. A 3-row rolled border finishes the basket. The double handle is inserted into the sides and wrapped with a Cretan stitch at each end.
3) Athena – This tall basket is a study in various weaves and surface decoration techniques: insertions woven with a figure-8 pattern, braid weave, ridge weave, and Chinese diamond weave. The unusual border is worked around a band of flat oval reed.
Material Fee: $85.00 (includes 3 baskets)


Class Option B : BROOM MAKING 101
Instructor: JoAnn Kelly Catsos
Skill Level:  Beginning
Description: Discover the traditional craft of broom making. Learn basic skills to turn broom corn (sorghum vulgare) into a broom to clean the cobwebs from your ceiling, or sweep crumbs from your kitchen table. Your brooms will not only be functional, but unique works of art that utilize basket making techniques. Begin with a simple Cob Web broom, graduate to a round Hearth Broom or flat Sweeper and finish with a Whisk broom. Make additional projects as time allows. Instructor will provide prepared broom handles, but you may bring your own. Moderate hand strength and upper body strength is required. After this class you will have the skills to make a Harry Potter broom – Quidditch, anyone?
Material Fee: $50.00 (includes 3 brooms)


Class Option C : BIRCH BARK CONTAINERS WITH PORCUPINE QUILLWORK
Instructor: Dawn Walden
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Description: Participants will construct a Birch Bark Container with cedar roots and porcupine quills, sweet grass and a wrapped will rim. Finished project will be approximately 5” x 3.5”.
Material Fee:  $40.00

WEATHER FOR JULIAN: Ten day forecast, includes the weekend.