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.

Workshop Schedule:

Maine Primitive Skills School, Augusta, ME

July 30-Aug 1, 2021

Please contact staff@primitiveskills.com to sign up

Thanks, enjoy!

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