Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
We'll be open from 9-5 on Thursday and Friday. (Jan 2nd & 3rd). Our next open Saturday is January 25th - see our Calendar Page for our 2014 schedule -

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We're open today until 5:00. We can still e-mail a gift certificate to your favorite weaver!

We'll be closed the 24th & 25th - Merry Christmas - and also the 31st and 1st of January - Happy New Year!

Our next open Saturday will be January 25th -

Friday, December 20, 2013

Open Sat 9-1

We will be open tomorrow (Sat, December 21st) from 9-1 - see - for our schedule. 

Come shopping for yourself or pick up a gift certificate (we can also send them via e-mail) for your favorite weaver.

Today is your last chance to sign up for the weave what you want class tomorrow. 
The marbling trough is still up so marbling will be available.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

closed all day - Friday, December 13th

Due to a death in the family, The Country Seat will be closed all day tomorrow - Friday, December 13th and Open Weave has been canceled for December. 
There will be no orders shipped out on Friday. 
All orders will ship on Monday, December 16th. We will reopen at noon on Monday, December 16th.

Thank you for understanding.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wine Basket Class
Saturday, November 23rd -

Wine Basket

Cost = $35

Time = 9 AM - 1 PM

All Weaving Levels

5" x 4" x 8-1/2" high (14" with handle), natural and dyed flat reed with painted, slotted shape (heart, house, tree or apple) and optional mini feet woven on a 5" x 14" swing D handle.

Required Tools ~ Basket Shear or other very sharp scissors, 1/2" rubber tipped clamps (8-10- for rim), flat tip awl (Weaverite B or D or fid), towel, water container, plato shear.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Our August Newsletter - - has been posted and the Specials are available at the sale price until noon on Friday, August 30th (also an Open Weave Day).

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Country Seat Schedule

Thursday, July 18, 2013

White Oak and Marbled Basketry Classes

2 sets of classes have been posted: .

Come join us in September for classes with Billy Owens teaching white oak basketry using materials he prepares by hand.

Billy Owens - White Oak Basketry - September 5 - 7th, 2013All material used in class is hand split White Oak, from timber which Billy has selected, cut down and prepared by hand.
This is your chance to work with white oak without all the labor of preparing the materials yourself.
Learn the tips and tricks to weaving white oak!

ALL registrations for the Billy Owens White Oak basketry classes MUST be received by August 7th! Since all of the materials are prepared before Billy leaves home, he must have a total student count in advance. Don't wait!

Thursday, September 5th
6 hour class, 10 - 4Large Williamsburg
cost $75.00
10" woven oak herringbone (twill) bottom, approx. 9" deep (excluding Oak handle) and a round top approx. 14" in diameter.
Friday, September 6th
Morning 4 hour class, 9 - 1Small Apple
cost $65.00
12" in diameter and approx. 8 1/2" deep with a woven Oak "working" bottom and a solid Oak handle.
Friday, September 6th
Afternoon 4 hour class, 1:30 - 5:30Grape
cost $65.00
6" wide x 12" long woven oak herringbone bottom, about 7" deep (excluding Oak handle) and rectangle at the top.
Saturday, September 7th
4 - 6 hour class, depending on weaver's speed and skill level, 9 - 1 or 3?Large Shopper
cost $70.00
6" wide x 12" long woven oak herringbone bottom, approx. 9" deep (excluding Oak handle) and has an large Oval opening at the top.

Venie Hinson - Thursday, November 7th, Friday, November 8th & Saturday, November 9th, 2013 - This will be a student choice class. You pick the day/s you would like to come and which basket you want to weave. 
(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Class days will run from 9-5 each day. If you opt for a basket that is 4 or 6 hours you have the option starting at 9:00 and finishing early or arriving later in the day to start and finishing at 5:00, please let us know at registration.
Please click here for the pdf list of classes being offered.

Already have a kit of Venie's and would like to weave it with her help? Sign up for 4, 6 or 8 hours of tuition and bring your kit.

$40 for 8 hours, $30 for 6 hours and $20 for 4 hours

Two evening options are offered:
Marbling Workshop
- held on Thursday evening from 6-9 pm

Est. time: 2-3 hours
Level: All levels
Cost: $30 including instruction & 3 tulip poplar strips or one silk scarf Brief Description of Workshop: Learn the ancient art of floating paints on the surface of a liquid and transferring them to Tulip Poplar strips (for basketweaving) or a long silk scarf.

Mastering Basket Shaping Lecture
- held on Friday evening from 6-8 pm

Est. time: 2 hours
(This is a lecture with hand-outs & folks can bring their problem baskets)
Level: All levels
Cost: $25 including instruction & bookBrief Description of Lecture: Do you have problems shaping baskets, whether they are straight up, flared, or get smaller? Venie will demonstrate some techniques that can be used to help with these problems, beginning at the base and working up. 53 page book on "Mastering Shaping and other helpful tips" included in class fee. Bring in some of your “problem” baskets for some hands-on help.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

There is still room in some of Anne Bowers' classes but not much!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

7 ply Irish waxed linen

Special purchase of 7 ply Irish waxed linen, 7 colors available.
Very limited quantities at a great price so get them while they last!

4/16/13 - Only 5 colors left! Order while they are still available.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Small sizes of reed back in stock by end of March

We currently have 1/4" flat oval in 1/2 pound coils but full pound coils should be back in stock by the end of March along with 1/4" flat reed. Keep an eye on our online catalog - .

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Easter basket pattern.

We have a new Easter basket pattern woven on a 10" Williamsburg handle by Lori Hopkins. Very colorful! Check it out:

Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb Specials

Our February Specials have been posted -
Wire 11MH