Use This List as a Reference When Choosing Your Classes
FULL -- waiting list only!With Bonnie Black, create a Western Cherokee double wall basket (a wicker plaited basket). These baskets were created by Oklahoma (Western) Cherokees when they were removed from North Carolina to Oklahoma. Using round reed, students will complete a basket approximately 6-8 inches tall and 5-10 inches across. Tue 8-12 & Wed 8-10. All materials supplied. Max 10 people Age 13+. Cost $25
FULL -- waiting list only!Mignon Hatton will guide students through the process of using t-shirt material and fingers for weaving a necklace. Finishing will include large beads and fastening methods. Friday 8-10. Age 14+. Cost $10.
FULL -- waiting list only!Students of Tracey Zinck will learn how to safely preserve foods through the ancient art of fermentation by making their own sauerkraut, pickles, or other fermented vegetables, as well as discuss the health benefits of including these fermented foods in their daily diets. Students will have the choice of either taking home active ferments or just the equipment necessary to ferment their own. Equipment, recipes, and fermented food samples (for tasting) will be provided. Tracey has been fermenting foods for 10 years and has over 20 years of experience as a chef. Tuesday or Thursday 8-12. Cost $40.
FULL -- waiting list only!Bonnie Black will instruct students in the interesting technique of knotless netting. This is the process used to produce the familiar "dream catchers." By working this simple netting in a circle, a very interesting spiral web pattern is created. Students will use rocks from the Shannondale area to create their one-of-a-kind necklace. Friday 8-10. Age 14+. Cost $10.
FULL -- waiting list only!Locker hooking, with Ann Anderson, is a rug-making technique that draws loops up through a mesh and locks them in place with a string. The students will be making a set of 4 mug rugs. All materials will be provided. Monday 10-12. Cost $7.50.
FULL -- waiting list only!Join Mike Snyder and Holden Snyder in this cooperage class demonstrating the use of traditional hand tools to craft a white oak log into a handsome bucket. Students will become familiar with the use of a froe, drawknife, plane, and shaving horse in the same manner in which traditional, area craftsmen used them. This is a somewhat labor-intensive and time-consuming class, requiring 3-4 days of work, but the result is very satisfying. Come take part in a project that is one of the original classes at CNCW! Cost is $25. Limit of three students.
FULL -- waiting list only!In the 1800s, the penny rug was constructed of wool to brighten a table. Kathryn Tucker, with apprentice Amy Terrill, will assist students in selecting heavy felt for the backing, creating pennies and figures, and then stitching with a decorative blanket stitch. Bring scissors. Tue. 1-4 pm or Thu. 8-10 or 10-12. Age 14+. Cost $12.
FULL -- waiting list only!Tom Dooley will instruct beginners in completing a ring, bracelet, earrings, or necklace in one, 2-hour session. Students who have taken this class before will be asked to wait 2 years before registering again. Tom will work on an individual basis and will accept 18 students, age 16+. Price depends on the project and stone chosen, usually about $25 & up.
FULL - waiting list only!Floorcloths, also know as painted canvas oil cloths, and floor canvases are part of our American history. Methods of stenciling were similar to those used on walls. Students of Rhoda Parker will have the opportunity to create this iconic piece of Americana with a Christmas theme. All materials will be provided, which includes a 3x5 linoleum mat; red, green, or blue paint; stencils; material for the edges; polyurethane; and paint brushes. Time outside of class will be scheduled with the teacher to finish the project. Paint your mat on Monday afternoon from 1-2. A second coat will be applied on Tuesday from 1-2. On Wednesday, from 8-12, we will stencil. Thursday we will add a coat of polyurethane. Cost $30.
FULL - waiting list only!Learn wire wrapping with Mignon Hatton while creating a personal Tree of Life pendant. Use your choice of semi-precious stones for the leaves. Wednesday or Thursday, 8-11. Age 14+. Cost $20.
FULL -- waiting list only!Beginning & experienced weavers are welcome in weaving classes taught by Cassia Brown. Students may learn weaving fundamentals, weave a scarf, place mats, etc. Bring your own loom, or a limited number of looms may be reserved first come, first serve. ALL weaving students must contact Cassia (573-674-4242) or email her at email@example.com to make arrangements for the class and to reserve a loom. Daily 8-12. Age 13+, or by permission. Time needed – 8-20 hours. Cost: $5 - $30, depending on materials used, plus a $20 loom rental fee.
FULL -- waiting list only!Joe and Alice Dudenhoeffer will teach white oak basket making Monday through Thursday. The class requires 2 ½ hours during each of 2 days. One basket, only, per student. Students must pre-register so material can be made. Class size is limited class to 40. Come & have fun! Age 13+. Cost $25 & up.
FULL -- waiting list only!Design and weave a neckpiece using a variety of yarn and beads. Students of Bonnie Black will learn how to design on graph paper and then follow that design to finish their art necklace. It will take two mornings to finish. Monday 8-12 and Thursday 8-10. Age 15+. Cost $20.
The class descriptions here are to help you decide how to spend an enjoyable week at the Workshop. Note the time that it takes for the class, items that students should bring, class goals, day and time of the class, and materials cost. It’s easy to try to do too much. Some classes take much longer than others. On Sunday afternoon (check-in day), students will have a chance to meet teachers, see the crafts, and arrange their schedules. More classes may be added. Many short, pick-up classes are offered in the afternoons and may include felting, beadwork, and others. We make every effort to offer listed classes, but cannot be responsible for last-minute cancellations by individual instructors.
Please be advised that many classes use sharp tools, & we are not responsible for accidents. Your registration represents your agreement to hold Christianson Native Craft Workshop harmless for any injuries sustained during the workshop.
Photographs are taken during the week to record and promote workshop activities. By registering for this workshop, students understand and agree that photographs including them may be used on the workshop website and/or in the annual workshop slideshow.