Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wine Tote Workshop

Today Master Basket weaver Mary May was back in Belmar to once again offer a workshop in how to make a classic style of NJ Pinelands basket.

The design today was for a wine tote, a tall basket with a central handle that can hold a bottle or two of wine.  Workshop students attached the oak handle to the basket base, and then used basket reeds to gradually build up the sides.

Above, workshop instructor Mary May assists a student with an early stage of the project.  Below, her next workshop will cover how to make the 7" Scandinavian Snowflake shown here.

The Snowflake workshop will be on December 12, 2015.  Cost will be $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  There is also a $15 materials fee, which covers all the materials used in the project.  More information can be found on the class page on our main website.

Winter Solstice Artisan Market

The 2015 Winter Solstice Artisan Market and Fine Arts Sale at the Boatworks is open for business.  Close to 30 artists are participating in the event this year.

From the photos you can see that this year's artist made products include such things as ceramics, clothing, jewelry, cards, artworks, soaps, baskets, holiday decorations, and much more.

The Market and Sale are open through December 19th, with a special schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 pm. We are participating in Small Business Saturday on November 28th, with a special one day deal- 10% off any purchase of more than $100.  Skip the mall and get some interesting gifts for the people on your list (including yourself).  Admission is free.