Basket Weaving: “Reindeer Family”

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Basket Weaving: “Reindeer Family”

November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Deadline to Register: November 8th at 5:00pm

Title: Basket Weaving: “Reindeer Family”

Description: Join us for an afternoon weaving class at the Burritt Folk School. Have fun weaving an adorable family of reindeer. These make great gifts and ornaments on your tree and packages! No experience required.

Instructor:  Gwen Chafin learned to weave baskets and chair seat from her father, Jesse Thomason. She received three grants to study white oak basketry from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Her caning and chair seat weaving  were expanded by attending the John C Campbell Folkschool in North Carolina. There she was taught by Cliff Pair and Kathy Hayes  from Odenville, Alabama.  Gwen now teaches at the Campbell Folkschool and the Alabama  Folkschool at Camp McDowell. Gwen is a retired teacher and principal from Arab City Schools.  She and her husband, Don, operate Chafin’s Chair Caning in downtown Arab.

Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear close-toed shoes.

Time: Saturday, November 13th (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Tuition: $40.00

Supply Fee: $8.00

Level: Multi-Level


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older  and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancelation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued. 


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November 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Burritt Folk School


Burritt Folk School
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