One Day Class
Instructor: Joan Betzold
This is a wonderful basket that can hold up to two bottles of wine, oil, or vinegar in a stylish container. Students will learn about the history of the basket, how to weave, insert a handmade handle and many more things. Students will also be able to choose their accent colors or leave the basket natural.
Class will begin promptly at 10:00am, students should arrive a few minutes early to set up their workstation.
Supplies List: (Students should bring these items with them)
- Old towel
- Bucket or basin to hold approximately 2 gallons of water
- Sharpened pencil
- Measuring tape
- 12 large wooden clip style clothespins
- A brick or something similar wrapped in plastic wrap
- Spray bottle
- A regular screw driver with a straight slot
- Sharp good-sized scissors
- A packed lunch, snacks and drink
Teacher Bio: Joan Betzold grew up in a family of craftsmen/women and attributes much of her success to her “crafty” genes. Healthcare was another part of Joan’s family background; so loving both, she got her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation so she could share her love of crafting/recreation with many special populations. After pursuing her Master’s degree, she founded a healthcare consulting firm to assist troubled healthcare providers to survive and thrive. In 1998, after the sudden death of her husband, a retired U.S. Army officer, from Agent Orange from Vietnam service, Joan decided life really was too short. After her two children were on their own, Joan began her second career as a basket weaver by turning a hobby into a full time passion. Joan has won many awards in local and state fairs, as well as art shows. She has been featured in Maryland Life Magazine and participates in as many as 45 art/colonial market fairs/craft shows annually in the mid-Atlantic area. Joan’s passion for basket weaving has produced many awards and she is humbled by the fact that she has won “Basket of the Year”, Recycling Project of the Year and People’s Choice Award all at the Maryland State Fair and many other awards at prestigious art shows. For three years she has been honored to be the Basket Weaving Judge at the Maryland State Fair. In 2018, Joan was honored to be the Featured Artist for the Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Show and the Featured Artist for Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show.