FW10 – Weaving Children’s Snowshoes with Jean Reed – October 28, 2023

FW10 – Weaving Children’s Snowshoes with Jean Reed – October 28, 2023


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Advance registration is required for all classes.

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2023.

NOTE: Tuition includes a $25 one-time registration fee. If you have already paid the fee, it will be deducted from your total before your card is charged.

Class Description:

These fabulous snowshoes are to be used, not just to hang on the wall of your home or cabin.  The strength and durability of the shoes is for children 5-7 years of age.  The weaving technique has a series of knots and twists that resembles the Shaker cheese basket pattern.  Discussion will be about the finishing process with a marine poly that has to be done at home and attaching the harnesses.

The real leather harnesses are made specifically for these shoes which are locally crafted snowshoes of steam bent ash (the best there is).  You will be weaving with nylon lacing that has a 2600 lb. test weight.

This class is great for someone with basket weaving experience but with the time allotted, a beginner can accomplish this project with my assistance.  Feel free to contact me for further details at Murrayhillweaving@gmail.com

Instructor Biography:

Murray Hill Weaving is Jean Reed’s dream come true – resulting from her love of basketry, and weaving for over 45 years.  Basketry took a natural turn into chair seating and other types of art.  Located at 685 Murray Hill Road, Hill, NH, the heart of New England, Jean teaches an array of classes in her shop and around the country.  You’ll always find talented artists from all over the world sharing their knowledge and skills with students at MHW. Visit me at www.MurrayHillWeaving.com.

Jean has taught for the NH League of Craftsmen, as well conventions in Michigan, North Carolina, and Northeast Basketmakers Guild.  She also offers a wide variety of classes at the NH League of Craftsmen, Stowe Basketry Convention, and Fletcher Farm.