Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 JoAnn Kelly Catsos Workshop

Saturday - Tuesday, November 9, 10, 11, 12, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

I am so excited to be able to offer this workshop of two classes to make four beautiful baskets with JoAnn Kelly Catsos of Ashley Falls, MA. JoAnn has won numerous awards for her beautiful black ash baskets and in 1999 she was asked to weave an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree. She also was one of the first to receive the Certificate of Excellence Level I Basketmaking from the Handweavers Guild of America. JoAnn and her husband Steve produce all the weaving materials, hardwood rims and handles, and molds themselves. I hope you can join JoAnn and me for this exciting and fun class.

Saturday & Sunday
Lightning Bowlts
9.5" dia. x 3" deep and 4.25" dia. x 1.5" deep

The lightening bowlt pattern on this bowl is striking due to the contrast between the stained brown stakes and the lighter black ash weavers. In this two-day class we will not only be making the original 9.5" diameter version, but also a special mini 4.25" version that JoAnn designed specially for our workshop. Twill experience is required for this class and due to the small size of the 4.25" basket, patience and attention to detail is helpful.


Monday & Tuesday
Diamond Twill Bureau Baskets
8" long x 5" wide and 4" long x 2.5" wide
As with all of JoAnn’s baskets these are woven of precisely prepared black ash splint over wooden molds. The stakes are brown from the heartwood, while the whiter weaves come from the sapwood. The twilled diamond pattern and lashed maple rims add a touch of class to these beautiful baskets. In this workshop we will be making both the 8" and the mini 4" version. Due to the small size of the 4" version, patience and attention to detail is helpful.


Instructor: JoAnn Kelly Catsos

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