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!  This is my fourth 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.  Please explore the Baskets page on this site to see pictures of what you could make!  Note: the workshop takes a fair bit of hand strength.

Workshop Schedule:

April 6-7, Saturday-Sunday  10am-4pm both days

Water Street Learning Center, Liberty, Maine

$125 tuition for whole weekend

$75 materials fee

Trades welcome

Register by emailing me!

April 20-21, 10am-4pm both days.

Westmoreland Town Hall, NH.

$125 tuition

$75 materials fee

Trades welcome

Register by emailing me!

June 8, Saturday, 10am-4pm

Close Quarters Collective, Rockport, MA

This is a one day frame basketry course.  Learn traditional Roma ribbed basketry, all with willow.  


Email Close Quarters to register.

August 1-4

Maine Primitive Skills School, August, ME

Contact the school to register


September 7-8, Saturday and Sunday

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota

This is two-day frame basketry course.

Register via North House, here: https://northhouse.org/courses/category/basketry

Thanks, enjoy!

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