Hi! Welcome to my website and to a view into my work. I weave coffins, urns and baskets using willow in New England.
I teach workshops! 2021 is my sixth season of teaching workshops throughout New England.
In a two-day workshop, you will learn about harvesting, propagation, storage and preparation of willow for weaving. Make a round-base basket in shape and size of your choice. Learn traditional weaves including twining, 3-rod waling, English randing, and 4-rod waled top border. Choose from three different handle designs and go home with a beautiful willow basket.
In a one day workshop, we may do the advanced basket described above, but most likely it will be frame basketry, a very old basket tradition from the Roma people of Europe.
Please explore the Baskets page on this site to see pictures of what you could make!
Note: all workshops take a fair bit of hand strength.
Frame Basketry workshop
June 19, 10am-4pm
More details to come!
Lichen Center, Blue Hill, ME
Talk on green burial, home funerals and resources, July 23, 7-8:30pm
Basket workshop July 24-25, 10am-4pm
Maine Primitive Skills School, Augusta, ME
July 30-Aug 1, 2021
Please contact to sign up