Summer Basket Classes Under The Canopy

with Ronda Brugh

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Thursday, July 1 - The Bagel Basket
This basket is 10 1/2" long, 6" wide and 4" high with a filled base.  You will learn a new way to attach leather handles.   It can also be used for bread, muffins, or rolls.


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Monday, July 5 - The Lazy Susan
This basket is made on a 10" lazy susan base.   The top diameter is 11 1/2".  The basket stands 5" high from the table top.  Placed in the center of the dinner table, you can spin the basket to reach what you want.


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Thursday, July 8 - The Little Tote
Dont' let this picture deceive you!  This basket measures 10 1/2" long, 5" wide and 9 1/2" tall.  The 20" leather handles are laced to the basket and make it an easy-carry, handy tote.


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Monday, July 12 -
Up North Peg Basket
Using our pine tree, black bear, and rusty star idea, our friend JoAnn Lawrence created this basket on an 8 X 13 peg handle.   Everyone loves this basket!


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Thursday, July 15 - The Fancy Bucket
This fancy bucket is 7" X 7" X 7" and uses our gorgeous stoneware hexagon beanpot handle.  You will learn how to double-twine an arrow weave around the middle.  The picture does not show how beautiful the arrow pattern really looks!  Handle choices will be: sponge, stripe, drizzle, or Americana.


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Monday, July 19 - The Bowl (Limit of 6 persons ---- If there is interest, we will offer the class again on Thursday, July 22.)
This bowl is woven on a 5" wooden base.  You will be using a plastic bowl as a mold to create this perfect shape.  It has a 10" diameter at the top and is 5" high.


The Pie Taker.jpg (180307 bytes) Monday, July 26 - The Pie Taker
This basket will hold a 9" pie.  Have fun using the sturdy wire pie basket handle with a "spring" grip.  You may choose the apple or the cherry handle.  It has a 10" wooden base.



Classes are for adults only and start at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine.  Wear layers, because we often start the class “cool” and end up “warm”!  You might wish to bring insect repellent, since we are outdoors.  Bring your tools: shears or scissors, tape measure, basket tool (or screwdriver), needle-nosed pliers, and clothespins.  Bring a plastic bag to put your stained basket in.  Feel free to bring a drink and/or a little snack, since class usually runs through the noon hour.  If you are unable to attend a specific class on the regular date, we will be happy to schedule a special class for four or more people.

Call 218-682-3277 or email .   Because of the computer being used during the day for business, please call between 8 and 10 A.M., when the computer will be offline.

Weavingly yours,



A little bit about us – We have been weaving for over 19 years and have taught classes for 18 years.  Ronda has been a teacher at the Indiana Basketmakers Convention, the Missouri Basketmakers Convention, the Kentucky State Convention, and workshops in Kentucky and Missouri. We have taught classes under the canopy on IXL Lake since 1994.  We are both school teachers.  Ronda teaches 1st Grade and Jim teaches high school German.  We have 5 children and have been deeply involved with soccer for over 30 years!   We enjoy our summers Up North and look forward to the excitement of the basket classes.  If you have never made a basket, do come and join us.  You leave class with a finished basket!


and don't forget....

July 31 & August 1 -- Sat. & Sun. 1-5 P.M.
7th Annual Basket Boutique
"The Gallery", where we will sell the baskets we have made during the summer  and "The Store", where we will sell our original patterns, unique handles, bases, and other supplies needed to make our baskets, will both be open.



Directions to the Brugh Cabin:
From Hackensack - Drive East on County Rd. 5 for approximately 7 1/2 miles.  Turn right on County Rd. 11 at the Woman Lake Inn.  We are 1.3 miles on the right (815 County 11)

From Longville - Drive South on Highway 84 to Mule Lake Store.  Turn right onto County 11 (Woman Lake Road).  We are 2.5 miles on the left (815 County 11).



We will sell baskets at the following events:
3rd Annual Turtle Town Art Fair, Longville - June 26, from 9 - 4.
The Sacred Heart Church Flea Market
, Hackensack - July 14, from 8 - closing.
7th Annual Basket Boutique, Brugh Cabin - July 31 and August 1, from 1 - 5.


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