• September 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The next time you head out the door to the market how about bringing your very own market basket tote made by you? Weave along with Jennifer Williams as she teaches the techniques necessary to weave a quaint market basket tote.

In a simple over under pattern, using reed, students will weave a strong, sturdy basket. Instruction will include discussion about material selection, care and handling and key basket weaving terminology and tips, and the different forms of basketry. The techniques learned in this class provide a strong foundation to basket weaving. No previous basket weaving experience necessary.

Tuition: $125; includes all materials and tools necessary to weave your basket.
Receive $10 off your registration when you register by September 23rd!

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Jennifer Williams is an enthusiastic educator and passionate weaver. From embroidery, crochet, kumihimo, cross stitch, quilting and weaving, she has studied and explored fiber arts since childhood. Her fiber arts journey led her to weaving in 2007. In weaving she has found her true creative calling.
Jennifer’s teaching philosophy is to engage with students where they are and to help students have a sense of accomplishment. Her classes are hands on, and Jennifer’s affable manner endears her to students. Her energy matched with clear communication style make her classes accessible to all experience levels.
She uses here blog, Inkled Pink, as a way to connect with the global inkle band weaving community and to inspire people to utilize inkle band weaving in innovative ways. By offering creative project tutorials which incorporate many areas of fiber arts and other areas of crafting, she illuminates the range of projects available to weavers through inkle.
Jennifer has enjoyed being an educator in varied fields for many years. She has been a middle school health teacher in Boston Public Schools, has taught animal pharmaceutical product knowledge workshops to veterinarians and taught career readiness and job preparedness skills workshops to college students at the University of Central Florida. Currently, she is a homeschool educator to her two grade school age sons.
Jennifer’s weaving teaching background includes teaching workshops on inkle band weaving and weaving projects at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Annual Conferences. She is committed to passing on fiber arts and seeks any opportunity to teach weaving skills to others. Jennifer also teaches private weaving lessons to individuals and small groups and can be found weaving on airplanes to entice someone to ask, “What are you doing.”
As a life-long learner, Jennifer sharpens her creative skills by taking classes and attending conferences in areas she is looking to grow. She has taken workshops with many of her role models in weaving including Advanced Inkle Weaving Techniques with Anne Dixon, Backstrap Weaving: Andean Pebble Weave with Laverne Waddington, Tablet Weaving with John Mullarkey and Swedish Band Weaving with Susan Foulkes, and Twill Basket Weaving with Nancy Jones.
Jennifer strives to stay current in weaving innovations as well as immersed in its history. She is an active member of several weaving organizations. She has been a member of Weavers of Orlando for 10 years and serves as the editor for the guild newsletter. She is also a member of Florida Tropical Weavers Guild, Handweavers Guild of America, International Braid Society, TWIST: Tablet Weavers International Studies and Techniques and National Basket Organization.

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Venue Phone: 407-595-3731

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Address:
1109 East Concord Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803

Description:
Welcome to our main campus.  During weekdays, parking is available in the two spots in front of our building, or streetside along Thornton Avenue and Concord Street (south side of Concord only).  After 5 pm and on weekends, all six spots in our lot are available, as well as the lot behind our office.  Please plan accordingly.

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