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Baby Baskets


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

In this engaging workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn not just one, but two different basket-making techniques. First, we will delve into the art of crafting a baby pack basket, delicately crafted using premium materials that ensure a height of 6 inches. Through hands-on instruction, everyone will gain an understanding of the intricate techniques and tools required to master this traditional craft. But that's not all! We will also explore the art of creating a birch bark basket, a skill that dates back centuries. From collecting the materials to processing, this workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to the captivating world of basket making. Whether you are a seasoned artisan or a complete novice, all are welcome to join us on this exciting journey of creative discovery.

Harvest Basket


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Mar 30, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Interested in gathering your vegetables or apples in a basket this year? How about with a basket that you made!

Everyone is welcome to join this class. Even if you have never weaved before. I will be doing step by step directions. You will walk away with a finished basket.

This basket will be a square - round basket that have leather or wooden handles. The material is flat and half round quality reed. We will also add color reed in the basket if desired from blue, purple, red, green, and brown.

Choose from two different sizes:

Extra Large - Finished size is approximately Base 16”x16” Height 10"

Large - Finished size is approximately -Base 14”x14” Height 10”

Developing a Personal and Home Defensive Protection Plan


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Constitutional Carry and Legal Use of Force Explained


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This three-hour course is for firearm owners and non-owners. You will learn what to do when you see an attack or if you are attacked and respond with force. You will learn how to contact the first responders, how prosecutors might view what you did, rules about concealed carry in the US and Maine, and various ways to protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 2 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

Crafting Your Own Fishing Handlines


with Jessica Steele

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to design and carve your own fishing handline in our upcoming class. Each eager student will receive materials to make up to two handlines, allowing for ample practice and experimentation. While the class may only allow for the completion of one handline, you will have the resources to perfect your craft at home. Supplies provided everything from wood to braided line, hooks, and weights to ensure you leave equipped for a successful fishing excursion. Additionally, we will cover the proper usage and effective casting techniques for your handcrafted tool. Join us and embark on a journey of creativity and angling expertise!

Gourd Baskets with Pine Needle Rims


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a unique and hands-on crafting experience where you'll have the opportunity to create your very own gourd basket. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or something to keep for yourself, this workshop is sure to satisfy your crafting desires. Our gourds come pre-cut, so all you need to do is roll up your sleeves and let your creativity flow. Students will delve into the process of cleaning, sanding, and drilling holes in the gourds, before meticulously sewing white pine needles to the rim. To add a personal touch, a selection of stains will be provided, allowing you to choose the perfect finish for your one-of-a-kind creation. Alongside the gourd basket making, this class will also cover the basics of crafting pine needle baskets, giving you the opportunity to learn yet another timeless skill. Rest assured, the course covers all the materials and tools needed, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience throughout. Expand your skillset and embark on a journey of artistic expression with our gourd basket making class - a truly valuable skill for life.

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