The Basket Gathering
September 29-October 2, 2000
at Camp Mowana

Celebrating 15 years of Gatherings to make baskets in the hills of Ohio, Kathy and Bill Halter of Royalwood once again hosted  a wonderful weekend amid falling leaves and perfect temperatures.

An added twist this year was a a lovely pouch twined for Kathy and Bill by most of the teachers who had taught at The Basket Gathering over the years. It's work represents 43 teachers and we figured it traveled some 16,000 miles this last summer while under construction.

Pouch woven by teachers for Kathy and Bill.

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Debbie and Carol .
Attending The Basket Gathering  were VBGers Debbie Gring and Carol Antrim.


Below are some of the Y2K classes in progress.

Teachers for this year's Gathering were Bob Coker, Joan Moore, Pat Rossiter, and Cass Schorsch.  

Pat Rossitor's Ginger Jar class. Scalloped bowl class. Another Ginger Jar.


Scoring spokes in the Berry Basket class. Cass's Sirf Swirl class.


Pagoda class. One of the twills. Birch Bark Purse class.


So you think an oak basket has to dry overnight before its rimmed?

Please note, the base, rim, handle and lashing were completed before we even began weaving this basket.

White Oak Fruit Basket class.



Joan Moore's Rebecca Basket class. "German Beginnings" base. More of "German Beginnings."


Birch bark class. "Maori Style in Birch" class.


Tea Basket. Another Tea Basket. Yet another Tea Basket.



Freeform Pottery Basket Bowl. Ceramic Based Bowl.

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The Next Basket Gathering will be October 5 - 8, 2001

Instructors will be: JoAnn Kelly Catsos, Patty Hawkins, Jean Cadmus May, Linda Arter Sura.

Email Kathy Halter for details.


What “Weave” been doing

The Basket Gathering /
  Midwest Basketry Focus/Winter Weave /
  Conference at  Arrowmont/The Stowe Basketry Festival /
 IBA Convention/ AMB Convention/Assorted Events/
Receiving our charter

Our members have more activities planned...Please come back.






What “weave” been doing.

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