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Event and Class Calendar

Events and Classes in Traditional Appalachian Basketry

Row of baskets during a break in class
Row of student baskets during a break in class.

I teach basketry classes at a variety of art centers, state parks, and craft shops. The classes always include all materials, use of tools, and a fun time! All you have to bring is yourself, perhaps a friend or two, and something to snack on if you want. Unless otherwise stated, all classes are for those 16 years or older.

~~~ Interested in hosting a class? Call me at 423-494-5373, or email for details.~~~

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CLASSES and EVENTS:

== February ===

== April ===

== September ===

=== Class Registration Policies ===

Class fun Make an heirloom and have fun doing it! Baskets are fun, and can be very easy to make. I have classes ranging from beginner through intermediate, and into advanced skill levels.

Tell me about your group or organization and I will prepare a class proposal for you. The proposal outlines what facilities are needed, what classes will be taught, and what financial arrangements will be made.

All class prices include all materials needed to make the basket, use of tools, instruction, and lots of fun!

Organizational hosts may receive a portion of class proceeds, and individual hosts may receive their basket for free with minimum enrollment.

Call me at 423-494-5373 for more information.

~~~~~~~February~~~~~~~

Spools & Tools Basket Class at Dizzy Divas Fabric Shop, Knoxville, TN

Spools & Tools Basket Class at Dizzy Divas Fabric Shop, Knoxville, TN - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Who cares whether or not the Groundhog saw his shadow! Come out and make something! Make this handy market-style basket with a special handle to hold two rows of spools of thread. Carry sewing tools in the basket and all the thread you need on the handle. So great to take to class, or just keep it by the sewing machine.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Class starts at 9:30am. $45.00 - includes all materials, instruction, and use of tools.

Sign up at Dizzy Divas Fabric Shop, 5405 Millertown Pike, Knoxville, TN. Stop by, or call the shop for information at (423) 474-9921. They will take payment by check or cash. If using a credit card, call me at (423) 494-5373, or use the payment link below.
Or, print and mail your registration form and payment. Remember, your seat is not reserved until payment is received!

Dizzy Divas Spools and Tools Basket Class. Item # DD020315 $45.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Class Registration Policies

~~~~~~~April~~~~~~~

Rugby Quilt Show, Historic Rugby, TN

Rugby Quilt Show, Historic Rugby, TN - Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2015

I will be located with other vendors in the Community Building, with great basket choices for quilters and fiber artists. Here is your chance to get some baskets that I don't normally offer, such as a wool-drying basket, assorted Spools & Tools baskets, and lots of others.

There are also quilt shop vendors, quilt displays, a quilt appraiser, and a talk about antique quilts. It only happens every other year, and it is quilter's heaven!

Rugby Quilt Show Booth, Historic Rugby, TN

Wool Drying Basket
Hanging Little Catcher Basket Class, Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN
Hanging Little Catcher Basket Class - Saturday, April 17, 9:30am

2 Spools and Some Tools Basket Class, Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN
2 Spools and Some Tools Basket - Sunday, April 19, 10:30am

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN - Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, 2015

More Fiber Heaven - I will be demonstrating and teaching a couple of short classes, and will have great basket choices for fiber artists.

Here is your chance to get some baskets that I don't normally offer, such as a wool-drying basket, assorted Spools & Tools baskets, Spindle baskets, and lots of others.

There are also shop vendors, displays, and other classes.

Hanging Little Catcher Basket Class - Friday, April 17, 9:30am

Just a little cutie - hang it on the wall by the sewing machine or loom to collect those small tools, or by the sewing machine to hold empty bobbins until you are ready to re-thread them. Put one by an outlet to hold your cell phone and charger, or hang on the doorknob to hold keys. So useful, you will want several!

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:30am Eastern Time, $28.00

Register at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival's website SmokyMountainFiberArtsFestival.org and follow the link to class registration and payment.

Two Spools and Some Tools Basket Class

This little basket is just large enough to hold some shears or scissors and other small tools, and has a special handle with a rod to hold 2 spools of thread, too! Leave it by the sewing machine, take it with you to class or when working on projects. A very useful and practical basket!

Sunday, April 19, 2015. Class starts at 10:30am Eastern Time. $28.00

Register at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival's website SmokyMountainFiberArtsFestival.org and follow the link to class registration and payment.

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN

Market Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN

Make a traditional Market-style basket, similar to one on display at the Museum of Appalachia.

Antique Market Basket seen at Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN
Antique Market Basket seen at Museum of Appalachia.

Stairstep or Big & Tall Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN
Choice of a Stairstep basket or a Big & Tall Basket. Which one will work for you?

Sample of Certificate issued when paying SassyKat Baskets for class online
Class Certificate - you will receive in email and by snail mail when paying SassbyKat Baskets for class online.

Spring Workshop - Market Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN - Saturday, April 25, and/or Stairstep or Big and Tall Basket, April 26, 2015
Come to class both Saturday and Sunday and save! $100.00 for both days!

Make this market-style basket that is based on an antique basket in the collection at the Museum of Appalachia. Use it for gathering produce in the garden, going to the Farmer's Market, or holding balls of yarn.

Saturday, April 25, 2015. Class starts at 10:00am, EASTERN TIME! $44.00 Saturday only - includes all materials, instruction, and use of tools.

Like Stairstep baskets? Don't like them? You have a choice this time. Make a Stairstep basket or make a Big & Tall Basket. Either one is a lovely, big basket that makes quite a statement!

Sunday, April 26, 2015. Class starts at 10:00am, EASTERN TIME! $62.00 Sunday only - includes all materials, instruction, and use of tools.

We are trying something different this year. Because Historic Rugby is short-handed and not sure when the situation will improve, they have asked me to handle registration and payments for my classes.

Information and registration forms are available at the Visitor's Centre and the Commissary at Historic Rugby, on my website, or can be done by phone.

Mail in the form with payment if paying by check. To reserve your seat using a credit card, call me at (423) 494-5373. Or, print and mail your registration form and payment. Remember, your seat is not reserved until payment is received!

Historic Rugby Spring Workshop. Please select the combination of class baskets that you want to make! Note that because of the choices on Sunday, there are 5 different combinations of classes!

Item # HR042515 - Market Basket class, attending Saturday only $44.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR042615Step - Stairstep Basket class, attending Sunday only $62.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR042615Big - Big & Tall Basket class, attending Sunday only $62.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR0415WkndStep - Full weekend, both days, making the Stairstep Basket $100.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR0415WkndBig - Full weekend, both days, making the Big & Tall Basket $100.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Class Registration Policies

~~~~~~~September~~~~~~~

Hearth Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN

Hearth Basket in choice of Medium or Large

Ribbed Egg Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN

Ribbed Egg Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN
Ribbed Egg Basket, seen at the Museum of Appalachia, with rib on rim

Sample of Certificate issued when paying SassyKat Baskets for class online
Class Certificate - you will receive in email and by snail mail when paying SassbyKat Baskets for class online.

Fall Workshop - Hearth Basket Class, Historic Rugby, TN, Saturday, September 26,
and/or Ribbed Egg Basket, September 27, 2015
Come to class both Saturday and Sunday and save! $80.00 or $85.00 for both days! Price depends on size Hearth Basket selected!

Did you make one of the Hearth Baskets during the 2014 class? Here is your chance to make the next size up or down. Choice of Medium or Large. While terrific as a single basket, displaying a nesting set makes them uniquely special.

Saturday, September 26, 2015. Class starts at 10:00am, EASTERN TIME! $45.00 for the Medium, or, $55.00 for the Large Hearth, Saturday only - includes all materials, instruction, and use of tools.

Make the essential Appalachian style basket. Ribbed egg, or buttocks (or butt!) Baskets are a totally different way of weaving. Are they more difficult? Not really, they are just different. And, they are beautiful! Choose to go simple or make it more historical with a rib just above the rim.

Sunday, September 27, 2015. Class starts at 10:00am, EASTERN TIME! $40.00 Sunday only - includes all materials, instruction, and use of tools.

We are trying something different this year. Because Historic Rugby is short-handed and not sure when the situation will improve, they have asked me to handle registration and payments for my classes.

Information and registration forms are available at the Visitor's Centre and the Commissary at Historic Rugby, on my website, or can be done by phone.

Mail in the form with payment if paying by check. If using a credit card, call me at (423) 494-5373, or use the payment link below. Or, print and mail your registration form and payment. Remember, your seat is not reserved until payment is received!

Historic Rugby Fall Workshop. Please select the combination of class baskets that you want to make! Note that because of the choices on Saturday, there are 5 different combinations of classes!

Item # HR092615Med - Medium Hearth Basket class, attending Saturday only $45.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR092615Lg - Large Hearth Basket class, attending Saturday only $55.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR042715 - Ribbed Egg Basket class, attending Sunday only $40.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR0915WkndMed - Full weekend, both days, making the Medium Hearth Basket $80.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Item # HR0915WkndLg - Full weekend, both days, making the Large Hearth Basket $85.00 Add to CCNow Cart

Class Registration Policies

~~~~~~~Class Registration & Policies ~~~~~~~

-Classes are limited to 12 students (unless otherwise noted) - we usually have 2 instructors to provide lots of personal help and attention!
-Please register in advance - usually the deadline is at least 7 days before class date. Remember, your seat is not reserved until payment is received.
-Classes have a minimum number of students required - if we meet the minimum,
we can continue to accept registrations until the class is full.
-Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements 7 days before class may be cancelled and class fee refunded or applied to another class.
-A class is like a concert, play, any other event... No refund or credit will be given for cancellations or no-shows on the day of the class.

~~ Online class fee payment policies ~~

~Register and pay online at least 7 days before class date so that we can be sure to have sufficient supplies for everyone.
~Your seat is not reserved until your class fee is paid. If the class is full, we will remove the online payment link. You may call and request to be put on a waiting list, but we cannot guarantee a seat.
~If you must cancel, contact me immediately!
~If cancelling more than 7 days before class, a refund will be given by check, minus a 5% processing fee. If less than 7 days before class, there is no refund, but you would have a choice of picking up a kit of all materials and instruction at the host location, or applying 50% of the class fee to another class.
~No-shows on class date forfeit class fee.

Selecting the payment button and making your payment constitutes agreement with these policies.

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Katie Avram
SassyKat Baskets
PO Box 316
Speedwell TN 37870
(423) 494-5373

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Copyright 2000-2014 Katie Avram. All rights reserved. Last update December 16, 2014

"SassyKat Baskets - hand crafted, traditional, Appalachian baskets" and "Woven with pride in Tennessee" are trademarks of SassyKat Baskets.

Photo credits: most photos were taken by me or by Carol Antrim. Cat pics sent by friends were taken by them.

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Wholesale
Brides Baskets
Seasonal &
Special Occasion
Mini, Twill &
Shaker
Hearth, Gathering,
Market & Berry
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