Introduction to Basket Weaving
Martin Bullis, an Oswego County artist, will instruct the fourth program in Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center's Nature Inspires Series, Introduction to Basket Weaving, on Sunday, September 28th. The workshop will begin at 2:00 pm.
During this hands on class, program participants will learn all about basketry. Bullis will conduct a brief basket weaving demonstration before the class will try their hand at it. He will also instruct on how baskets have been used by many different cultures and describe the symbols embedded in them.
Martin Bullis started weaving baskets in the Fall of 1995 at the Days Gone By basket shop in Phoenix New York. Linda Sanders was his mentor and taught him all the different skills needed to weave baskets of all shapes and sizes as well as caned and woven chairs. Linda instilled in Martin an appreciation for details, history, and purpose behind each basket that we wove with each new technique. Martin has competed at the Yorker convention with an Adirondack Pack Basket where he was awarded a special judges award for exemplary craftsmanship of an historical reproduction. He has also been a weaver/demonstrator with Linda Sanders at the Great New York State Fair. Weaving baskets provides a calming and relaxing pastime that allows for good conversation, friendship, and creativity to flourish. It is Martin’s pleasure to share his passion with others and continue one of the oldest forms of artistry.
The program fee for this artistic workshop is $12.00 per kit. All tools and supplies are provided. This hands-on workshop does require registration since seating is limited. To register for this program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286 ext. 401.
Nature Inspires is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. Introduction to Basket Weaving is being held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center located on State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office if you have any special needs.
Ninth Annual Quilting in the Woods Retreat
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announces the ninth annual Quilting in the Woods Retreat to be held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center. This retreat will begin Friday, October 10th at 6:00 PM and run through Sunday, October 12th at noon. Whether an experienced quilter that has been making quilts for years or just discovering the rewards of quilting, this retreat is perfect. It’s packed full of great projects, quilting instruction, good food and lots of fun. Saturday evening is social time with games and prizes. Participants will make new friends while spending the weekend quilting with people who share the same interests and love for quilting.
Workshops for the weekend include: Big Block Star, Mystery Sampler, Black White & Red All Around, and Through the Windows patterns. The weekend will end on Sunday with a mini-workshop including continuous bias binding, and measuring for borders. Quilting in the Woods Retreat also includes a break from the sewing machine with a nature walk on the trails at Amboy with an environmental educator.
The cost for the entire weekend not including materialsis $120.00. This fee includes instructor lead workshops, four meals, numerous snacks and two nights lodging. If unable to attend the whole weekend, quilters can attend individual workshops. Pre-registration and fee is due by Monday, September 22nd. Material lists will be sent after registration and payment is received. For more information, or to register, please call the Oswego County 4-H office at 963-7286, ext. 302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office if you have any special needs.
Amboy 4-H Environmental Educational Center is located at 748 Route 183, between Routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown. For information about the facility and its programming, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office Monday through Friday at 315-963-7286. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office if you have any special needs.