Silent Auction, Saturday

The silent auction opens Saturday morning at 8 am. It ends Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. Results will be announced at the dinner.

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Buffet Dinner and Keynote Speaker, Saturday at 6 pm

The dinner will be held at the Elks Lodge beginning at 6 pm and ending at 8:30 pm. You must sign up for the dinner on the registration form. Payment is due March 31, 2018. Please contact Toni Best for more information. 559-627-5430

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Reception for Teachers’ Art Exhibit, Friday at 6 pm

This reception will be held Friday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm at Arts Visalia. The address is 214 E. Oak Ave, Visalia. Exit Court St off Hwy 198. Contact phone is 559-739-0905.

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#214 Sunday – Cedar Woven Purse – Intermediate

Instructor: Jennifer Wool – Mount Hamilton, CA Students will be weaving, doing the arrow weave and a flip and fold rim. Finally, they will attach a leather flap and strap for the finished product. Dimensions of the project: 2” x 5” x 5” Materials & preparation fee: $45 Intermediate Tools needed: Basketry shears, spray water […]

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#212 Sunday – Chasing Beargrass – All Levels

Instructor: Polly Adams Sutton – Seattle, WA Chase twine northwest sweetgrass over prepared cedar bark while simultaneously weaving beargrass. Class participants will learn to prepare beargrass. The finish is a saw tooth folded border. Dimensions of the project: 3.75” x 3.5” x 2.75” Materials & preparation fee: $78 All Levels Tools needed: Packing tool, basketry […]

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#211 Sunday – Pine Needle Pendant

Instructor: Vicky Nickelson – Kent, WA A spectacular pine needle pendant! We will utilize a plastic ring and cover it with varying threads using the double buttonhole stitch. Pine needles are coiled around the ring using the wheat and fern stitch. Then the fun part: embellishing with beads! Dimensions of the project: 2” x 2” […]

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#210 Sunday – Basket Beauties

Instructor: Marilyn Moore – Iowa City, IA Learn to twine and make miniature baskets to create these little “Beauties.” Shaping and blending colors with fine colored wires is the focus of this class. Attach your favorite beads to dangle beneath the discs and make a very wearable pair of earrings, with a pendant to match. […]

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#209 Sunday – Beaded Dragonfly Wall Hanging OR Beading on a Gourd

Instructor: Sam McKinney – Lindsay, CA Students will be able to choose one of two projects: Beading on a Gourd – Students will learn the art of bead work by using # 11 seed beads to create multiple reverse scallops around a gourd. The gourds are prepped and ready to bead. Beaded Dragonfly Wall Hanging […]

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#208 Sunday – Exploring Random Weave

Instructor: Margaret Mathewson – Alesa, OR Explore random weave in many natural materials including willow, dogwood, wisteria, ivy, clematis, grape, cedar root, “beach” roots, and decorative ferns, grasses, and barks. Make a pouch, jar, purse, sphere, dish…. or ‘art.’ You may leave the body of the basket unadorned or add a ‘clasping’ medallion with a […]

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#207 Sunday – Pine Needle

Instructor: Bonnie Kennedy – Reno, NV Learn how to start a pine needle basket from a pre‐drilled start. Also learn how to chase weave pine needles. Dimensions of the project: Various Materials & preparation fee: $60   All Levels Tools needed: Scissors and thimble if desired

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