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Vladimir Yarish Classes

May 26

Vladimir is returning to us this spring. Now is the time for you to get your basket tools out of storage and plan to join us. There are several new baskets being offered. Vladimir allows you to choose the class that’s right for you. You choose the basket you want and you choose the day!

Square-to-Round Russian Birch Bark Baskets

Learn how to weave the Russian way of diagonal plaiting and double-woven construction with these two traditional baskets in a square-to-round design. Learn the basics of Russian diagonal plaiting, the foundation for more difficult baskets, and experience working with Russian white birch bark.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Size: 3 ½” diameter x 2” high
Materials fee: $59
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Russian Birch Bark Oval Basket with Curls

Learn how to weave a traditional Russian basket of white birch bark. Weaving techniques taught are diagonal plaiting and double-woven construction, and this is a good introduction for those who have not woven this way before. Finish this basket with curls in the Russian style.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Size: 3½” wide x 4½” long x 1½” high
Materials fee: $63
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Russian Birch Bark Footed Oval Basket with Saw-tooth Rim

Learn how to weave a traditional Russian basket in white birch bark. Weaving techniques are diagonal plaiting and double-woven construction with added challenges—Russian-style curls, special saw-tooth rim and added feet.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 8
Size: 3½” wide x 4½” long x 2” high
Materials fee: $126
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Russian Birch Bark Tray

This little birch bark tray is perfect for those students who would like to work with the Russian materials but are intimidated by the diagonal plaiting. This is a straight weave but still includes the double-woven construction.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Size: 3½” wide x 4½” long x 1” high
Materials fee: $63
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Russian Birch Bark Dish with Curls

Learn a traditional Russian birch bark basket featuring diagonal plaiting and double-woven construction.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Size: 4½” diameter x 1½” high
Materials fee: $63
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Russian Birch Bark Canister with Curls

The canister is double woven in the traditional Russian diagonal weave. The decorative rim is stitched in place with prepared spruce roots. The instructor individually fits the hand-carved wooden top. Prior experience with diagonal weaving highly recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 12
Size: 3” diameter x 4½” high (the size of this can be adjusted for a shorter class)
Materials fee: $63
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373) and four 2-inch pony clamps (not clothespins).

5-Cornered Round Basket in Russian Birch Bark

A contemporary basket with a saw-tooth rim made with diagonal plaiting in an unusual method giving the basket a different look. It is double woven and finished with Russian style curls.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 8
Size: 4¼” diameter x 2¼” high
Materials fee: $82
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Wall Pouch in Russian Birch Bark

This wall pouch is diagonally plaited and double woven using traditional Russian techniques. Decorative pinwheel-shaped curls add interest to its finished look. Russian kostik (awl) will be lent for student use in class.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 8
Size: 5” wide x 8½” high x 1¼” deep
Materials fee: $114
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

“Ripples” Contemporary Basket in Russian Birch Bark

This basket is made interesting and more challenging by the ripple effect of the sides that give it a modern look. It is a straight weave, not diagonal plaiting, double woven and decorated with pinwheel curls.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 4
Size: 3 5/8” diameter x 1 3/8” high
Materials fee: $66
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Oval Birch Bark Basket Stitched with Spruce Roots

This is a beautiful basket, the foundation of which is a simple oval basket made with the traditional diagonal plaiting, double-woven technique. The challenge is the rim stitched with spruce root that is peeled and sized by hand. Careful stitching results in an elegant basket.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 8
Size: 3” wide x 3 ¾” long x 2” high
Materials fee: $158
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373) and four 2-inch pony clamps (not clothespins).

Russian Peasant Shoes in Birch Bark

For doll or teddy bear, these are a small version of the shoes worn by Russian peasants. Many corners, diagonal weaving, double woven form a left and right shoe. A challenge!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 8
Size: One shoe is 2” wide x 5” long x 1 ¾” high
Materials fee: $99

Corners and Pinwheels

This basket is made with diagonal plaiting and is double woven; after that its modern look takes over with feet, pinwheels and a saw-tooth rim. Altogether it adds up to a charming basket that will be a challenge to make.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 6
Size: 3 ½” diameter x 2 ½” high
Materials fee: $82

Square-to-Round Basket with Saw-tooth Rim and Curls

A brand-new class offering, this basket is woven in the traditional way: bias plaiting and double woven. The saw-tooth rim and curls add interest to this lovely basket. This is the foundation for the basket number 17 that follows.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 6
Size: 4 ¼” diameter x 2” high
Materials fee: $79
Special tools: Radio Shack 1 1/8” smooth clips (270-0373).

Square-to-Round Basket — Three-dimensional Saw-tooth Rim

A brand-new class offering, this basket starts the same as basket
14 above, but the rim is unique. Instead of a flat rim, this one has
a three-dimensional saw-tooth.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hours: 6
Size: 5” diameter x 2 ¼” high
Materials fee: $88

The baskets below are for students looking for a challenge in weaving. You can spend four hours to finish projects, according to your weaving level. The timing for the following projects is approximate.

Hen

A traditional Russian peasant shape: the sample in a museum is identified as Arkhangelsk province, 30th of XIX century.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 4
Size: 4 ¼” long x 2” wide x 3” high
Materials fee: $44

Duck salt-cellar 1

A traditional Russian peasant shape: the sample in a museum is identified as Vologda province, the end of XIX century

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 4
Size: 4” long x 1 ¾” wide x 3” high
Materials fee: $50

Duck salt-cellar 2

A traditional Russian peasant shape: the sample in a museum is identified as North-West part of Russia, the end of XIX century

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 4
Size: 4 ¼” long x 2 ¼” wide x 3” high
Materials fee: $47

Dog

Contemporary Toy

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 5
Size: 3 ½” long x 1 ¾” wide x 3 ¾” high
Materials fee: $49

Cat

Contemporary Toy

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 5
Size: 4 ¼” long x 2 ¼” wide x 3” high
Materials fee: $49

Rabbit

Contemporary Toy

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 3
Size: 2 3/8” long x 1 ¾” wide x 2 ½” high
Materials fee: $35

Traditional Russian Peasant Basket

A reduced version of Traditional Russian Peasant Basket gives students a chance to know about the mostly spread basket of birch bark in Russia.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 8
Size: 4 ¾” x 4” x 5” with handle
Materials fee: $109

Asymmetrical contemporary basket (1 strip apart)

A contemporary basket with intricate rim made with diagonal plaiting in an unusual method giving the basket a different look. It gives students a chance to play with shape.

Skill Level: Medium
Hours: 6
Size: 3.5” x 2 ¾”
Materials fee: $57

Asymmetrical contemporary basket (2 strips apart)

A contemporary basket with interesting rim. Different places for corners on foundation of this basket give students a good challenge to create this interesting basket.

Skill Level: Medium
Hours: 6
Size: 3.5” x 4”
Materials fee: $77

Bottle-shaped Basket with wooden lid

Strait weaving baskets are not so often is met in Russian traditional birch bark weaving as diagonal weaving. In some museums in Russia it can be seen in different shapes.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 6
Size: 2.5” x 2.5” x 4 ¾”
Materials fee: $75

Hedgehog

This interesting contemporary basket was created with one of my students and basket weavers loved it.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Hours: 8
Size: 6.5” x 4” x 3 ¼”
Materials fee: $117

Folded Basket

Traditional Russian basket. You can find it in the North-West part of Russia (Vologda, Arkhangelsk provinces, Karelia republic). It is a good challenge to try to weave this basket with unusual folded rim

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Size: 4” diameter x 2 ½” high
Materials fee: $60

Sheaths for two knives

This time of knife sheath came to us from Scandinavia. You can see such objects on the display in The North Museum (Nordiska Museet) in Stockholm (Sweden). It is a very interesting and usable construction.

Skill Level: All levels
Hours: 4
Sizes: Large - 4 ¼” x 1 ¼” high; Small – 3” x 1 ¼”
Materials fee: $50

Tuition Fee and Registration Information

Price for material: $50 – 190 depending on project (except mini-classes)
Daily tuition is $50 per day per student

Please read details in each description to make sure the skill level is suited to you. If the basket calls for specific tools, you must bring them to class with you. Brown bag lunches are required. MHW will provide coffee, tea, soft drinks and water.

Note about class materials

Vladimir has gathered by hand all birch bark and roots in the dangerous Russian forest where he watches for big Russian bears. He cleans, prepares and cuts the bark to size as needed for the various weaving projects. The spruce roots he digs, scrapes and peels the bark away and splits into long pieces. Using a knife, he hand carves all wooden pieces such as the tops for the woven canister. He individually hand fits the tops to the students’ baskets. The width of strips for all weaving projects is 7/16” of inch (11 mm). The length depends of the project.

Note about class tools

Vladimir’s special handmade Russian kostiks and special awls made of stainless steel for stitching roots will be lent to students for use in classes. Each student must have scissors and knives to point and cut off of ends of birch bark strips; minimum ten Radio Shack 1 1/8 smooth clips (270-0373).

1 1/8″ smooth clips

If you can’t find them at Radio Shack, here are links to them online: amazon.com or mouser.com

2″ pony clamps

Additional for some projects as noted: four 2-inch pony clamps – not clothespins and ruler. Can be found online here: amazon.com

Mail the registration form with check. Checks should be made payable to Vladimir Yarish and sent to: Jean Reed – Murray Hill Weaving 685 Murray Hill Road Hill, NH 03243

For those traveling a great distance, be sure to inquire about accommodations and directions. All questions and concerns can be directed to Jean.

Cancellation Policy: The materials fee will be refunded. If someone from the waiting list takes your place, the tuition fee will then be refunded.

Details

Date:
May 26

Organizer

Jean Reed – Murray Hill Weaving
Phone:
978-621-9872
Email:
MurrayHillWeaving@gmail.com

Venue

Murray Hill Weaving
685 Murray Hill Road
Hill, NH 03243 United States
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Phone:
(978)621-9872
Website:
murrayhillweaving.com