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Community of Baskets

Spring Evening Basketry Series in New York's Hudson Valley


Three Tuesday evenings in May 2018   –   May 1st, 8th and 15th

Have you been wanting to learn how to make baskets using plant materials, but are busy during the days and weekends? I’ve heard from so many inspired folks who feel this way so I’ve created this series of workshops with you in mind. It happens in the evening so it can fit into your schedule and materials are prepared so you can focus on learning techniques and going home with a finished project. 

This series will meet on three consecutive Tuesday nights this upcoming spring season and each night we will cover a different basketry technique. In addition to basic weaving, the other nights will be the ancient art of coiling which involves sewing material in coils, and folded birch bark containers. These three workshops together will introduce you to a wide span of basketry techniques. Plus you get to experience quite a variety of materials including barks, vines, grasses, and many other types of plants that can be harvested in our local environment. This series will be limited to just 10 participants.

2018 Workshop Calendar

Learn to weave a basket, create colorful dyes with plants, get to know your natural landscape and connect to your creative self. Beginners and experienced creatives alike are welcome at any of my  workshops.

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Schedule a Workshop

Excited to take a workshop, but can’t make it to any of the classes on my calendar? You can schedule a workshop at your own venue or a private workshop at your home on your own schedule. Check out the page for a list of great workshop topics.


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Basketry and Plant Dye Tutorials

Tutorials, tips, and inspiration for finding, processing, and using all sorts of natural materials on my blog. You’ll also find info about basket weaving, plant dye recipes, and an in depth look at my process as a basketry artist.

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About Katie Grove


Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is  my idea of a perfect day! I am an artist and educator based in the Hudson Valley of New York and my passion is to create art  that is inspired by nature. I also teach nature-based art workshops on basketry and plant dyes, where I create an environment in which individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. When I’m not teaching I am either working on my fine art, participating in gallery shows and residencies, or traveling.


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Fine Art Portfolio

In addition to teaching workshops on basketry and plant dyes I have a strong background in fine arts. Many of my paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculptures incorporate natural materials are all inspired by a deep love of nature.  I regularly show my art in venues throughout the Northeast and participate in artist residency programs. Here is a sample of what I do and for more please visit my fine art website here

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