Come to the shop on the hill and meet Annetta, who is joining us all the way from Beloit, Wisconsin. We are thrilled to have her here to teach, Saturday/Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019. Annetta is our Featured Artist for 2019 and she brings a new perspective to the art. What a great time to travel up here. Everything will be in bloom and it will be time to relax on the deck with your friends and do some wonderful weaving projects.
Annetta brings her many years of design, creativity and skill to share with you. She travels the country teaching her unique and colorful art and we’re thrilled she chose us in New Hampshire as part of her tour for this year. On each day you will have several choices of baskets but she is also offering a special Surprise class to you. There will be a mini weaving Surprise project on Saturday evening that will include pizza. Feel free to join us for this Surprise class, even if you didn’t make it to class during the day.
You can choose from Faded Dreams, French Bread, Seagrass Storage and/or Surprise Class
Faded Dreams is an all-day class on Saturday only. Your kit includes everything you need to finish the basket plus a dye packet. If you choose this class and can come back on Sunday morning, Annetta will show you how to do this special technique of dyeing your basket all at once. If you can’t come on Sunday, you will have everything you need and full instructions on how to do it at home.
This basket is an explosion of color. There will be lot of discussion on dying reed – including space dying and over dyeing. Techniques in this basket include, twill weave, four rod locking row, twining, latticework and lots of shaping. Class kits will be available in ‘Shades of Purple’ and ‘Sunset Sky’. Students will over dye the completed basket – dye and dye bag provided. Please indicate color choice when registering for class.
Weaving level is intermediate. All materials needed to create this treasure are included in your kit with a pattern. The basket measures 8 ½” diameter x 10” high. Class is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break for lunch which will be provided. Please bring a small packer and a #20 Tapestry needle along with your regular tools. Class fee: $99
French Bread Basket is a great serving basket! The basket features a 2/1 double weaver twill, three rod wale, and X weaving, woven in gray and black reed and Hamburg cane. A decorative handle wrap done with gray Hamburg Cane.
Weaving level is Intermediate. All materials for one basket (which are already dyed) are included in your kit, in addition to a pattern. The finished basket measures 17” x 6” x 3” high. Class is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch will be provided. Please bring basic basket tools with you. Class fee: $96
Seagrass Storage Basket from the Seagrass Laundry Collection, makes a sturdy storage basket. Dyed stakes, seagrass and leather handles give these useful baskets distinctive flair. Students may make either of the baskets.
Weaving level is all levels. Materials of dyed reed and braided seagrass and a pattern are included in your kit. The finished basket measures Basket #1: 15” x 8” x 8” H or Basket #2: 15” x 8” x 5” H. Class is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch which is provided. Please bring basic basket tools to class. Class fee: $93
Saturday evening Surprise class and pizza
This special surprise will be announced during Saturday’s class. Annetta will have a bag of surprises with her and we are planning for an evening mini weave, plus pizza. Even if you can’t join us during the day for class, you are welcome to be part of this event. Evening Surprise class will be from 6 – 8 p.m. We will all split the cost of pizza. Class fee: $23-30, depending on your choice and fees will be collected at the time of class.
Payment is due immediately. Make checks payable to Jean Reed and mail to Murray Hill Weaving, 685 Murray Hill Road, Hill, NH 03243. Be sure to forward your registration form.
A $35 registration fee, per class is due to Murray Hill which includes your lunch. There is no registration fee for the Surprise class on Saturday evening. A menu will be passed around during class for an incredibly good local deli and I will pick up the order. Due to the high cost of materials, extensive hours of preparation, and travel expense, we appreciate that every effort is made to attend class and be on time.