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Main Conference Class #17
Learn Basketmaking and Make a Round Basket (B)
Saturday, Aug 3
9:00 - 4:30 pm

Basketweaving is an ancient craft that pre-dates even pottery! Learn to weave a round
basket that is ideal for holding a plate or casserole. Work with both round and flat reed
and add colored reed for accents if you wish. Each basketmaker and basket has its own
personality! Students should bring an old towel, awl, sturdy scissors, and a big plastic
bowl or basin for soaking reed.

Level: Beginners on up
Material fee: $20

Instructor: Barb Garritson

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Barb has been a lifelong resident of Montana. With a degree in Speech, Theatre and Art, and a
master’s in Bilingual Education, she taught school for 30 years. Retirement has allowed her to
paint and sew to her heart’s content! She has taught at sewing festivals and in classes. Barb
was certified to work with people who have dementia or brain injuries. She has participated in
Art shows and continues to paint virtually and with small groups. Her hobbies include, but are
not limited to, sewing quilts and garments, painting, wool embroidery, spinning, knitting,
weaving, beadwork, word games, basketry, and traveling with her husband.

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