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Pine Needle Basketry-Whole Needle


with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Dec 6, 2019 at 12 pm

Friday, December 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $25

In this easy-going, entry-level class, you’ll learn the simple skills to create your own pine needle basket and spark a passion that will last a lifetime.  

You will be shown one way of doing things. You can then continue with that or let your imagination run wild. There are no rules, no right or wrong ways of doing things, no patterns to follow, and no straight lines!     “The perfection of Nature is its imperfection.”

Using long leaf pine needles from the southern United States , waxed sinew and your choice of wooden basket centers, you’ll create your own 4-6” basket. Enhancements, such as beads and charms, will be available for purchase to add that special touch that personalizes it just for you. 

Come along and join in a fun-filled class and learn a new skill!

About the instructor:  Carolyn Quick has a background including law enforcement, business analysis, data security and teaching. Now retired, she enjoys living in the woods and watching her wildlife neighbors. 


Junk to Gems


with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Dec 6, 2019 at 1 pm

Friday, December 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $15

This class will encourage students to think outside the box and combine recycled and broken jewelry, random beads, and do-dads in a pleasing way for a one-of-a-kind creation. Participants are encouraged to bring jewelry that is broken or needs a fresh look.

Cords, chain and findings will be available as well as a variety of items that can be incorporated into the designs. Necklaces can be simple or elaborate, your choice!

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort has no fear experimenting with all kinds of craft media. She has taught a variety of very fun jewelry and polymer clay classes at the Ely Folk School, and the students walk away smiling with their new creations.

Kay taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. 

Kay retired to Ely five years ago and has become very involved in the community. She participates in American Association of University Women, works part time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

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