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The Country Seat, Inc.
1013 Old Philly Pike, Kempton PA 19529
610-756-6124 - weaving@countryseat.com - www.countryseat.com

Class Schedule
Angie's Classes at Country Seat
Angie's Classes elsewhere
Class Calendar
Anne Bowers
Coiling with Pam Wilson
Dona Nazarenko Classes
Gourd Classes
Linda Scherz

Nantuckets
Pam Wilson
Pati English
Ribbed Classes
Seat Weaving
Suzi Nonn - Gourd Classes

Please note: We are open only select Saturdays.
Please check our Calendar Page.
All our events, normal and special hours for the year in one place.

Sign up for our Classes Email List on the Home Page
if you would like to be notified when new classes are scheduled.

(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Class day runs from 9am - 5pm

Exploration

Class & supplies $65.00
6 hour - All weavers
2 1/2" D x 1"H

Weave the entire basket with 7 ply waxed linen. Weave the base and add a beaded foot. Twine the side learning a spiral and stack pattern. Finish with a braided rim.
As you weave Linda will demonstrate and teach you her techniques. Emphasis on shape, tension and technique.

Tools to bring: small embroidery scissors, waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, tape measure. A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Trifecta

Class & supplies $65.00
8 hour - Intermediate
3" base, 5" top D, 2-3/4"H

Students start with a base with pre-glued spokes. Triple twine with three colors cotton cord in spiral pattern, then braid weave with soft suede leather, and then triple twine in a stacking pattern with cotton cord. The rim is accented with braided cotton cord and lashed with a twist on a traditional lashing.

Tools: scissors, spring type clothespins, pencil, spray bottle, small packing tool, knife/tool to scarf rims, and tapestry needle with blunt tip.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Celebration

Class & supplies $68.00
All weavers
5 " x 3 "

Students will have a base with spokes already glued in to start weaving. Quad twine with four colors of cotton cord in a stacking pattern. Newer weavers regular twine and experienced weavers a arrow pattern. Complete with a traditional rim, braid cotton cord for rim filler and lash with cotton cord or a folded rim made with the spokes. Weave yours with the colors pictures or contact Linda when you have your class selection to select colors.
Linda will demonstrate and teach you all the techniques in the basket.

Tools: scissors, spring type clothespins, pencil, spray bottle, small packing tool, knife/tool to scarf rims, and tapestry needle with blunt tip.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Whimsical

Class & supplies $59.00
All weavers
2 3/4" D

Twine a simple pattern with two colors of waxed linen. The magatamas beads in the center swirl to the outer edge create a fun design. The rim is a simple double braid. Lots of color options. Contact instructor to select your colors when you receive your class selections.

Tools to bring: small embroidery scissors, bead tray, waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, tape measure. A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Songbird

Class & supplies $66.00
2 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Intermediate

Weave the entire basket with 7 ply waxed linen. Weave the base and learn a new foot technique. Twine the sides with multiple color changes, spiral and stacking pattern and a little quad weaving accent. Finish with a different version of a braided rim.
As you weave Linda will demonstrate and teach you her techniques. Emphasis on shape, tension and technique.

Tools to bring: small embroidery scissors, waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, tape measure. A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Jewels

Class & supplies $75.00
3" D x 1 1/4" H
Intermediate+

A fun basket for the waxed linen lover! The basket is twined with 7 ply waxed linen and accented with a magatamas foot and collar accented with delicas and completed with braided rim.
Linda will demonstrate and teach you her techniques for making the basket including completing a row, setting up for the next row, color change, shaping and the braided rim.

Tools to bring: small embroidery scissors, bead tray, waxed linen packing tool with pointed tip, tape measure. A personal light and magnifying glasses may be helpful.

Waxed Linen Basket

Waxed Linen Basket

Adirondack Backpacks

The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about everything the guides, hunters and trappers took with them into the woods. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. Students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides. Linda will be guiding students as they concentrate on shape, creating a belly, keeping the back flat while learning to continuous weave. After main weaving is done students will pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hardwood handle, and complete the rim and skids. Lastly, a custom adjustable cotton or custom leather harness will be applied for carrying. Techniques include continuous weave, fitting rims, cutting and tucking spokes, shaping and using a drawknife and more.

Tools: regular basket making tools

The large pack is a favorite of men.
The medium pack is a great size for adult men and woman.
The small pack is a great day pack/hiking pack for adults and kids.
The decorative packs (junior, munchkin, & baby) are all made the same as the utilitarian packs but scaled down.
Occasionally someone requests a custom harness be made to fit one of these packs for a smaller child.

Pack measurements & kit prices:

1-1/2 Days - Large/Mountaineer - 9" x 12" x 19"H (top of rim)

1-1/2 Days - Medium/Sightseer - 8" x 11" x 16"H (top of rim)

1 Day - Small/Hiker - 6" x 9" x 12" - 14"H (top of rim)

6 hour Class - Junior - 5 " x 7 " x 10"H (top of rim)

5 - 6 hour Class - Munchkin - 5" x 6 " x 8"H (top of rim)

4 hour Class - Baby - 3" x 4" x 6 "H (top of rim)

If kits are desired for any of the above baskets or baskets showing on Linda's website:
www.adirondackbasketry.com please make a note when registering.
Other kits will be available for sale during class days.

If you wish to weave a different kit in class than any of the ones showing above please contact Linda through her website to discuss prior to class. Registrations MUST still be done through Country Seat to reserve your spot in class. Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
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Maggie Silva - Nantuckets


Nantuckets with Maggie Silva - MAY 2 - 4, 2019 - registration is open but payment must be made with a credit card that will be current in April 2019 or a check dated April 1st, 2019.

~ class times 9 AM - 5 PM on Thursday & Friday. 8 AM - 4 PM on Saturday ~

First choose the days you wish to attend class - then choose the Nantucket basket you wish to weave (you must choose a basket or baskets that match the number of days you have registered for). If you are comfortable starting at home please talk to Maggie about advanced options taking more than three days that can be mailed ahead of time.
The basket or baskets you wish to weave can be chosen from the list below or you can go directly to Maggie's website: http://www.basketryetc.com/ and choose from anything in her PDF files here:
Maggie's kit pages:
http://www.basketryetc.com/pdf .
Her kit price is the materials fee that is due to her your first day of class.


Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register which days you wish to attend.
You MUST FIRST register your choice of days with us. All tuition fees ($65 per day) must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Please contact us at: classes@countryseat.com. All tuition fees will be deposited or charged one month prior to the class dates. A check (dated for April 15th, 2018) or a credit card that has an expiration date after May 2018 must be included with your registration so the tuition fees can be taken care of one month prior to class.
(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Choose from any of the example baskets below or directly from Maggie's website (see link at the end of baskets shown).
Please check with Maggie for the amount of material fees due


3 Day Class Examples:
NH Purse ~ 5" x 3-3/4" x 4" ~
NH Purse
Ellipse Tote ~ 10-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 8" (leather straps)
Nantucket Ellipse

2 Day Class Examples:
Arawjo Creel Purse ~ 9" x 4-1/2" x 7"
Nantucket Arawjo Creel
3" Tiny Oval Purse ~ 3" x 2" x 2-1/2"
Nantucket Purse
Sharon's Baguette ~ 12-1/2" x 6" x 2-1/2"
Baguette Nantucket
Tall Boy ~ 6" x 4" x 9"
 Nantucket Tall Boy Purse
8" Round Nantucket
Sand Pail
(includes shovel)
Nantucket Sand Pail

1 Day Class Examples:
1-1/2" Oval ~ 1-1/2" x 1" x 3/4" with one handle (higher price for 2 handles)
Nantucket Ovals
Coaster Caddy w/Solid Wooden Rim ~ 5" x 1-3/4" (includes Coasters)
Coaster Caddy w/Solid Wooden Rim

Half Pint Salt & Pepper ~ 5-3/4" x 3-1/4" x 2"
Half Pint Salt & Pepper
2" Heart ~ 2" x 2" x 1"
Heart Nantucket
2-Egg Round ~ 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
2-Egg Round
Flower Basket w/Solid Wooden Rim
Nantucket Flower Basket


Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.


Maggie's website:
http://www.basketryetc.com/

Maggie's kit pages:
http://www.basketryetc.com/pdf


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Pine Needle Coiling on Gourds
with Vickie Echols
June 2019


(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Class days are 9-4.

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

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Anne Bowers
- WATCH for 2019 DATES

(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Suggested tools for all Anne Bowers' classes - basketry shears & plato shears for all classes.

Students, please bring a long awl and sharpened knife to any ribbed basket classes.

Look for Anne's patterns in our online catalog - search on "Bowers".

Print a

Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

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Pine Needle Coiling and More with Pam Wilson
October 10 - 12th, 2019

9:00 am - 5:30 pm Thursday and Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Saturday

CHECK BACK FOR 2019 INFO

All Days - Pine Needle Project of your Choice

Class Fee one day $65 2 days $100
3 day project $135

Hours 8 each day

All levels

Choose in class one of Pam's projects or for those of you that have some experience, let her help you design your own project.
Instructor will bring bases, sinew, several colors of pine needles, beads and other supplies you need to make a beautiful basket. Three day projects include 2 bundles of pine needles and a roll of sinew.
Two day workshop may be done on any two days.
Please indicate which days you are coming during sign up.

Tools Required - basket scissors, small needle nose pliers or bent nose pliers, diagonal cutters (Plato shear).

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
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(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Friday morning,
9 AM - 12:00 PM

Mini Gourd Ornament Class

Cost: $40

A relaxing class, creating mini ornaments that look great on little trees. Suzi Nonn will demonstrate several techniques for applying the inks. The students will have the opportunity to color a dozen mini gourd ornaments which will be dipped in a high gloss finish for a glassy look.

Please wear old clothes.

Friday Afternoon,

1 - 5 PM

Cost: $

 

Saturday Morning,

9 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $

Saturday, starting at 10 am

10 AM - ? PM Depends on size chosen.

Felted Wooly "Feather" Tree

Cost: $15 plus kit fee

Start 10am . all day, will not finish large trees
Cost: $15 plus the cost of the kit Using felted 100% wool learn to create your very own wooly tree. You will learn how to cut fringe, spin branches, and assemble your tree. The tree is designed to have space between rows for branches to hang and display small ornaments or your collection of favorite miniature baskets.
You will be so delighted you will want to create a forest of trees to keep or give away.
Students will receive a handout of where to find/buy all the necessary material.

In this class you will make a felted wool ornament tree.
Approximately 18-48" high x 9-10" across.
Kit Cost:
$20.00 for 18" Tree
$30.00 for 24" Tree
$40.00 for 36" Tree
$50.00 for 48" Tree

Materials/tools supplied by instructor: Felted wool strips, white craft glue, wood dowel, small wood base, floral wire and tape, mini clothes pins.

Materials/tools supplied by students: Fabric scissors.


 

BONUS CLASS - 2 spots offered during any morning or afternoon class.

1,000 Holes - A Gourd Light or Holey Pendant Lamp

Cost: $30/$44 for Pendant Lamp

Question: What does 1,000 holes look like when lit? Answer: "The Milky Way". This is a fun class, but involves lots of drilling. Students will create a table light in this class. We will talk about design elements, and lighting options.

Materials/tools supplied by students: Student must bring a drill with various sizes of drill bits (NOT a dremel).

Teacher will supply the gourd, light fixture and base.

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.


Classes taught by Angie Wagner


(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Angie is taking a break from teaching to concentrate on running the business. Please check back. to the top of the page


Seat Weaving -
Contact Denise Mill in Emmaus, PA for repair work and caning, splint and other types of seatweaving classes at:
e-mail or (610) 417-1975.

Please see our FAQ Page on Seat Weaving for helpful hints and answers to your seat weaving questions.


Lots of Arrows
Jazzy

Kits are available for all of the above basket as well as many more. Please see Char's website for options and kit pricing. Please contact Char to place kit orders or if you have special color requests for class.

Don't see a basket in the above list that you want to make? Check Char's website for her latest baskets and pick from there!

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.
All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

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(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

This is a student choice workshop.
Choose with day or days you would like to attend and which baskets you would like to weave.

Full day class = $65 (9-5).
1/2 day class = $35 (1-5).

Any students new to bias plaiting must take at least one full day before weaving with copper.
Copper will be an extra cost and will vary depending on the amount used, this can be discussed and paid directly to Judith on the class day.

You can choose from the baskets shown below or wait to decide until the day of class. If signing up for a 1/2 day class Judith will discuss your choices to be sure your basket will be completed in time (first baskets shown are beginner baskets).

Judith's baskets are woven from heavy grade water color paper which results in a solid basket. There will be a wide selection of paper colors/patterns available.

Artist Statement: "Each sheet of watercolor paper is hand painted and totally one-of-a-kind. When painting, I use everything except a paintbrush. The colors are stamped on with sponges, rags and gadgets. I become the kid having a wonderful experience with each sheet. I also make myself use a variety of color schemes since we each have our personal favorite colors. When teaching, I make sure there will always be color choices available for each individual."

Bias Basics
Bias Basics

This or That
This or That

Wall Pouch
Wall Pouch

Rectangle to Oval with Layered Rim
Rect Oval Layered Rim

Diamonds in Diamonds
Diamonds in Diamonds

Offset Colorful
Offset Colorful

Fancy Juxtaposition Square
Fancy Jux

Treasure Box
Treasure Box

Paper Plus Copper
Paper Plus Copper

Copper Paper Combo
Copper Paper Combo

Square to Round Copper
Sq to Rd Copper

Small Copper Tray
Small Copper Tray

Elegant Copper
Elegant Copper

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket, the student is responsible for postage.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.

All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.

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(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Suggested tools - Usual basket making tools: scissors, tape measure, pencil, clothespins/clamps, water container, spray water bottle, bent tip/packing tool or flat edge screwdriver.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds available until ... at The Country Seat. After that date there will be no refunds administered. Class kits will be available for pick up at The Country Seat or mailed to you by the Instructor at your written request. Send mailing address to Pati English 151 English Hill Rd. Seneca, SC 29672

Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.
NEW - Register through our online catalog.

All fees must be paid in advance to reserve your space in class.

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Vladimir's book - Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark written with Flo Hoppe & Jim Widess, expands on the basics with several more lessons, history and a gallery of traditional and contemporary plaited weaving.


Purse size: approximately 7-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 5-1/2"

If you are new to diagonal plaiting, start with the Small Square-to-Round Baskets to learn the basics. Two Square to Round Diagonally Plaited Baskets
plaited birch bark square-to-round baskets
Oval Birch Bark Basket Stitched with Spruce Roots

Wall Pouch in Russian Birch Bark with Pinwheel Curls
birch bark wall pouch
Square-To-Round Basket Variation #3 (3-D rim)
birch bark basket birch bark basket

All materials are harvested and processed by hand with simple tools by Vladimir. He harvestes his birch bark and spruce roots in the forests of Russia. Many of the tools he uses are also made by him.

To purchase Vladimir's Russian birch bark, please contact Ann Harrow at ann@harrow.org.

Karl Marks Street 8, Apt 28
Veliky Novgorod 173015, Russia

Certified "People's Artist" (Master Craftsman) in 1997
Accepted into The Union of Arts of Russia in 1998

Artist's Statement

When I was shown how to weave birch bark in 1984, all I wanted was just to make a few baskets. All my life I have liked to make things by hand. As I continued making baskets, I realized there is a huge Russian tradition of birch bark weaving that dates back for ten centuries. I felt the need to support this tradition and decided to make only traditionally shaped Russian baskets.
When I founded the studio to teach people, I learned how to weave something not very traditional. My students in every class "taught" me that. I then understood that, if I wanted to continue teaching people, I needed to change my view on basketry a little.
When I came to USA for the first time I saw a lot of weaving styles: traditional, contemporary, avant-garde... and was back home with a headache.
Now I know that there are many ethnic groups, nations, many shapes, styles and directions beginning from deep tradition to ultra-contemporary. And if I start to weave something, I must make my best to finish the project!
Vladimir Yarish

plaited birch bark dish Click here for photos from Vladimir's 1999 visit to The Country Seat.

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- is mostly retired from teaching but she may make a visit for a one day class so keep an eye on this spot!

Cancellation Policy ~ Cancellation with-in the two weeks prior to class - instructor will ship all materials needed to complete one basket along with the pattern needed for that basket.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Maximum of 12 students, please do not wait to register.


Billy Owens - White Oak Basketry - Watch for future dates
All material used in class is hand split White Oak, from timber which Billy has selected, cut down and prepared by hand.
This is your chance to work with white oak without all the labor of preparing the materials yourself.
Learn the tips and tricks to weaving white oak!