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Weaver’s Retreat

Whether you’re a novice basket weaver with absolutely no experience or an advanced weaver, you’ll want to attend the 11th annual Basket Weaver’s Retreat in Western Kentucky, February 24-26. But be sure to pre-register by February 8.

Fifteen instructors from various states will teach how to make 41 baskets, from traditional to modern, ribbed, Nantucket, white oak, willow, waxed linen, as well as bead weaving bracelets.

In addition to classes, there will be a basket exchange on Friday evening (bring a basket valued at $20), vendor booths all three days, a marketplace on Friday evening, open weaving all three days, and a visitor’s day on Saturday for those who want to see and learn about basket making.

The retreat will be held at Mount St. Joseph Center in Maple Mount, Thursday, February 24, 12 noon–11 p.m., Friday, February 25, 7 a.m.–11 p.m., and Saturday, February 26, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pre-registration for the retreat is $30. Individual class fees, depending upon which of the 41 classes you choose, range from $20 for a one-hour class to $95 for a 12-hour basket class. Fees for lodging and meals are additional. The event is sponsored by the Woven Together in Western Kentucky Basket Guild. You do not have to be a member of any guild to attend.

For more information, contact Jo West at (270) 424-5044 or e-mail brownbasket@bellsouth.net.

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