The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)
is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

ABANA 2018 Conference

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2012 Conference Family Programs

German Braided Rug Weaving Class

Quilt Magic Class (No Sewing Required)

German Braided Rug Weaving Class

"Kanzashi" Japanese Folded Fabric Flowers Class

Basket Weaving Class

There will be a different basket to weave each day. All baskets are suitable for beginners and up .Extra kits will be available. Everything you need will be provided, just show up and have fun. There is only room for 10 in each class so sign up early. Call Mary Jo Mccarty at 636-239-3814 or email to: pmccarty@washingtonforge.net

#1 - Multi Color Bread Basket-12”x5”, has 2 iron side handles $30.00

Basket 1

#2- 10” Tote-10 ½”x8”,10” round iron handle, choice of colors, 4 small wooden feet. $35.00

Basket 2

#3- Shoulder Tote10”x4 ½”,9” tall, leather shoulder strap, color, brown $35.00

Basket 3

Local sight seeing tours will also be arranged as needed.