Monday, May 24, 2010

Low Shopper Class

Held at The Country Seat, Inc. - Kempton PA
Saturday, June 12th -

Low Shopper (Shopping basket woven on a rectangle slotted base)
Cost = $40
Time = 9 AM - 1 PM

All Weaving Levels
4 rows are woven on a 9" x 13" rectangle wooden base, then two Flat-top swing "D" handles are added and the rest of the basket is woven around the handles. This creates a practical and sturdy shopping basket. All natural flat reed with a flat oval rim. Currently in use for customers at Wanamakers General Store, Kempton PA.
Print a Registration Page, e-mail or call (610-756-6124) to register.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Measuring Pre-woven Cane

Q: How do I know what kind and how much cane mesh do I need?

A: Pre-woven Cane comes in several styles and sizes. If the cane is a pattern with small octagon openings: measure the distance from the left side of 1 vertical strand to the right side of the next corresponding vertical strand - it should measure 3/8" (superfine open), 1/2" (fine open) or 5/8" (medium open).

Fine Box has small square openings and Close Woven has no spaces between the strands of cane.

You need to add 2 inches to each direction. Ex: if the opening of the wood measures 12" x 12" you should order a piece of cane that is 14" x 14".

New cane will not match the color of the old pieces still on the chairs, so you have to either redo all at the same time, or stain the new ones to match the old. If staining, use multiple thin coats until you like the color. Stain the top and bottom of the cane.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Classes

View my current list of classes at: Country Seat Classes Page .
Also look for me at the 2010 PA Gourd Fest where I will be teaching and vending.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Holidays

The Holiday Season officially starts today. Are you ready?
I've been working on new color combinations for my beaded necklace and bracelet sets. IThese sets are perect if you are looking for an unusual gift. I can make them to order in the size or color of your choice. The average size is 16" long and fits above the collar bone or as a choker (each set is adjustable to 3 sizes).
Come visit us at The Country Seat ( ) for unique gifts.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Getting Started Blogging

What's going on with Woven Branch Designs.

Mike and I are back in Pennsylvania for the time being and I am back to work at The Country Seat, Inc.

Since time is limited, I am not producing much stock. I am not scheduled to participate in any craft shows this fall. The stock I do have is available for purchase at The Country Seat, Inc.

Examples of what is available for imediate purchase:
Mini gourds with waxed linen knotless netting and pine needles or philodenron sheaths coiled around the top.
Woven gourd necklaces and mini melon baskets woven from waxed linen.
Beaded necklace and bracelet sets.
Woven heart, star and reindeer ornaments.

Please visit or visit our shop at The Country Seat in Kempton, PA for great gift items.