Willow Wine Basket

July 12, 2024

Schedule: 1-4pm Fri

Instructor: Jim Arendt

Registration Deadline: July 1

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Description

Bring a bit of enchantment and nature into your home with a Willow Wine Basket. Jim will bring plenty of green willow and lead you through the process of making a rustic bent Willow Wine Basket using only hand tools. At the end of the workshop you will have a beautiful, handcrafted piece to take home. You’ll enjoy every minute of this class as you learn about working with willow. This class is for everyone, no experience required, although some hand and arm strength is needed.

Class size 6

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List Please bring a 21″ bow saw (small teeth) if you have one, pruners (large and small), a utility knife, tape measure, hammer. If you’re sensitive to loud noises, bring along ear plugs, too.

  • Materials Fee $20

Instructor

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Jim Arendt

Jim Arendt retired from a long career as a teacher and YMCA director. “I became interested in willow furniture watching John Schakel, the master willow bender, give a demonstration at Woodlanders many years ago. Shortly after that I registered for Shake Rag Alley’s bent willow chair class with John. As fate would have it, I was John’s only student and through that class we developed a lasting friendship.…Read More

Jim Arendt retired from a long career as a teacher and YMCA director. “I became interested in willow furniture watching John Schakel, the master willow bender, give a demonstration at Woodlanders many years ago. Shortly after that I registered for Shake Rag Alley’s bent willow chair class with John. As fate would have it, I was John’s only student and through that class we developed a lasting friendship. Over the years I helped John gather the willow needed for a class and assisted him. I have built many chairs on my own, but some of my most cherished undertakings are the three youth willow chairs I have made for my three grandchildren. I was deeply honored when Shake Rag Alley contacted me to teach the Make a Bent Willow Chair class. I am looking forward to working with everyone in lovely Mineral Point.”

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Woodlanders Friday

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Friday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) to your cart, then select as many Friday 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.

Half-day fees include: your choice of morning/afternoon workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be purchased separately.

Friday, July 14, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30               Registration check-in | Art Cafe

8:30-11:30      B01     Forging Hooks & Leaves: Hal Aavang

8:30-11:30      B02     Leaf Stamp & Stitch Pillow Cover: Evy Thuli

8:30-11:30      B03     Broken Pieces Mosaic Tile: Cindy Fleming

8:30-11:30      B04     Personalized Walking Stick: John and Marcia Whitt

8:30-10:30     B05     Create a Comforting Doodlebird: Ann Ristow

11:30-1:00              Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00      B06      Forge a Calla Lily: Hal Aavang

1:00-4:00      B07      Nature’s Garlands: Evy Thuli

1:00-4:00      B08      Nature Imprints in Clay: Diana & Claire Johnston

1:00-4:00      B09      Rustic Wood Hooks: David Eagan

1:00-4:00      B10      Willow Garden Trellis: Jim Arendt

1:00-5:00      B11       Spirit of the Garden Twig Sculpture: Scott Kingery

5:00-6:30                  Picnic on the Green

630-8:00                  Friday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 24W194-B10 Catalog