Flo Hoppe Workshop

Flo Hoppe Workshop

Northwest Basket Weavers Guild is hosting a Flo Hoppe weekend. She is coming to the Seattle area end will do 2 one day workshops on Saturday and Sunday May 3 and May 4, 2014. These will be held at the Maplewood Rock and Gem Club at 8802 – 196th St SW, Edmonds, Washington.

Flo is a full-time studio artist, teacher, and author. She began her career in 1971 teaching herself basketmaking from a small booklet published in 1924. Her emphasis is on wicker basketry and Japanese basketry. She lived in Japan from 1968-1971, and on a return trip to Japan in 1994 studied with two master basketmakers. Her published books are entitled “Wicker Basketry” and “Contemporary Wicker Basketry”. She has also co-authored “Plaiting with Birch Bark” with Vladimir Yarish and Jim Widess. She teaches and exhibits worldwide, with teaching venues in England, Canada, Japan, Russia, and Australia.

Japanese Basketry Techniques
8-hour class
All levels of weavers
Dimensions: various
Cost: $145 including materials

Students will weave 5 baskets weaving with several different techniques using both round and flat reed. Techniques include randing, twill weaves, false twining, and interlacing. This is for all levels of basket weavers.


Sunday May 4th
8-hour class
Advanced weaving level
Dimensions: 10” diameter x 5 3?4” H
Cost: $125 includes materials

Brigadoon has an unusual variation of chasing weave. Tripled spokes are spread apart on each side of a central spoke to join with a single spoke to again make tripled spokes creating a striking leaf-like pattern. The top band of color is a combination of twining and randing that I learned in Japan from a master basketmaker. The border is a simple 3-row rolled border. For advanced basket weavers.

Flo Hoppe Workshop registration

Classes will be held 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, including a lunch break. Please
bring your lunch as there are not restaurants close to the classroom. Chose which class(es) that you want to take:

1. Japanese Techniques on Saturday May 3, 2014 cost is $145 includes materials

2. Brigadoon on Sunday May 4, 2014 cost is $125 includes materials

For questions, more information, or assistance in please contact Jill at jillgreen@mac.com, or call 206 324 4714 or Elaine at a.twogood@att.net

Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less $20 processing fee.

Name: Day phone:
Address: Eve phone:
City/State/Zip: E-mail:
Class Choice(s)
1. Japanese Techniques $145
2. Brigadoon $125
Total enclosed:


Please enclose a check for the amount of the class or classes that you want to take,
made payable to: Northwest Basket Weavers (or NWBW), and mail to:

Elaine Twogood.
2539 56TH AVE NE
TACOMA, WA 98422

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About Larye

New weaver and amateur loom mechanic. 50-year career in information technology, now self-employed and semi-retired: specialize in Unix systems administration, web site development, and bioinformatics applications programming. Other interests include bicycle touring, aircraft construction, and quilting. Married to weaver/spinner/quilter/cyclist Judy.