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“36 Years of Weaving Together”

BASKET BUNCH Volume 36, Issue 3

April 2019

MAY MEETING SUBJECT: UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) DATE:

Thursday, May 18, 2019


9:30 am


Clearwater Nature Center at Cosca Park 11000 Thrift Road Clinton, Maryland 20735

INSTRUCTOR: Pam King PROJECT INFORMATION: This is the day! Bring your unfinished baskets and projects and work on them, especially those that you need a little help and advice to finish. What a relief! If you are one of the fortunate few without unfinished objects, then bring a kit to work on or make a scrap basket ($1 for materials). We may also have some extra kits laying around that you could purchase. Things to bring: Unfinished basket/project or kit and regular basketry tools.

Bring your lunch and a recent project for show and tell.

The Basket Bunch Newsletter is sponsored by: Clearwater Nature Center 11000 Thrift Road Clinton, MD 20735 301-297-4575

Saturday Basketry Class Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm Activity # 15602-214B Practice Your Gretchen (about 5” X 5” X 4+”) Make a quick, simple basket, then take your time to embellish it with a lovely Gretchen braided border. Learn the technique to create this beautiful border. Make it plain or add some color, if you choose.

Please help-Volunteers needed to teach Festival Baskets for children at the

Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts Saturday, April 27, 2019 Laurel, Maryland 10am-4pm

Please let Stephanie know if you can help. This activity makes the Basket Bunch more visible and helps us share the art and craft of basketry with the public. (Also, put Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10am-2pm on your calendar for a festival at Surratt House.)

Basket Bunch Meeting in March we made Woven Waxed Linen Eggs (Creating Unfinished Objects )

Saturday Basket Class– March Miniature Tobacco Basket

Coming up… Saturday, April 27, 2019- Montpelier Festival –Volunteers needed to help teach youth baskets Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Staff Training – Help teach youth baskets Saturday, May 11, 2019- Market Basket Class at Belair Mansion- Take the class or volunteer to assist participants Basket Bunch – Thursday, June 20, 2019 – Dye Day at Patuxent River Parkdye basket materials- reed, pine needles, etc. for classes. Bring your own materials, tee shirts, etc. to dye too.

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Basket Bunch Newsletter April 2019  

Basket Bunch Newsletter April 2019