Hi!  Welcome to my website and to a view into my work.  I weave coffins, urns and baskets using willow in New England.

2021 is my sixth season of teaching workshops throughout New England.  Check below for workshop announcements.

 

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.

Workshop Schedule:

Warner, NH

Frame Basketry workshop

June 19, 10am-4pm

Get tickets at: https://www.warnerpublicmarket.com/event-details/ribbed-frame-willow-basketry

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

Get tickets at: https://www.lichen.center/classes-workshops

Maine Primitive Skills School, Augusta, ME

July 30-Aug 1, 2021

Please contact: staff@primitiveskills.com 

Here at my studio in West Dummerston, VT.

August 14-15

August 21-22

September 4-5

9am-4pm

Sliding scale $160-$200 plus $50 material fee.

We have two spaces available for staying over. One cabin and one loft room. Please be in touch about staying over to reserve. Overnight spaces are $60/night. 

Thanks, enjoy!

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