Weave a Versatile Willow Cone

July 7, 2022

Schedule: 1-5 pm Thu

Instructor: Mary Kopecky

Registration Deadline: June 27

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Mary will share her expertise in weaving willow to create this lovely woven willow cone using two simple weaving patterns. Hang your creation outdoors for your suet-loving feathered friends, or use it inside as a votive holder, garlic keeper, or flower arranger.

Class size 20

Student Supply List
Bring small very sharp hand pruners and an old towel for lap protection.

  • Materials Fee $10

Instructor

Photo of Mary Kopecky

Mary Kopecky

Mary Kopecky: I became hooked on willow after taking a garden tower workshop through Willow Glen Nursery in Decorah, Iowa many years ago. Over the years, I expanded to basketry and then to furniture. I continue to learn and to gain skills from fabulous teachers at Sievers Fiber Arts School in Washington Island, Wisconsin, the Amana Colonies in Amana Iowa, and at the Willow Gathering Workshop in Decorah, Iowa.…Read More

Mary Kopecky: I became hooked on willow after taking a garden tower workshop through Willow Glen Nursery in Decorah, Iowa many years ago. Over the years, I expanded to basketry and then to furniture. I continue to learn and to gain skills from fabulous teachers at Sievers Fiber Arts School in Washington Island, Wisconsin, the Amana Colonies in Amana Iowa, and at the Willow Gathering Workshop in Decorah, Iowa. My teachers have included Jo Campbell Amsler, Lee and Lindsay Lee, Katherine Lewis, Johanna Shantz, Allison Fitzgerald, Eva Seidenfaden, Ane Lynsgaard and Joe Hogan. I have taught at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center in Toddville, Woodlanders in Mineral Point, Wisconsin and at Loon Lake Lodge, Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Workshops

Weave a Versatile Willow Cone

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Thursday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Thursday to your cart, then select as many Thursday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Thursday, July 7, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       A01     Rustic Forked Branch Shelf: David Eagan

8:30-11:30       A02    Elgin Twig Mosaic: Elizabeth Johanna

8:30-11:30       A03     Comforting Doodle Bird: Ann Ristow

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        A04     Carve a Linocut Leaf: Richard Moninski

1:00-5:00        A05     Weave a Versatile Willow Cone: Mary Kopecky

1:00-5:00        A06     TeePee Garden Trellis: Dan Soman

1:00-5:00        A07     Carve a Doodle Fox: Ann Ristow

1:00-3:30        A08     Leather Coasters: Carole Spelić

Workshop ID 22W188-A05 Catalog