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2017 Wild Basketry Mentorship - An 8-Month Natural Basketry Series in New York State

Are you inspired to develop a deep connection to the art of basketry and the abundant plant materials in our natural landscape? Do you want to learn how to go out into the forests and fields, identify and gather materials, and weave baskets? In 2017 I will be launching a yearly Wild Basketry mentorship program and am looking for inspired individuals to participate and help shape the course for years to come. Click here to learn more

Community of Baskets

2017 Workshop Schedule

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.

Schedule a Workshop

Excited to take a workshop, but can’t make it to any of my 2017 classes? 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.

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.

About Me

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.

 

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Baskets In A Barn: A Crafts Retreat On A Beautiful July Weekend

Baskets in a Barn: A Crafts Retreat on a Beautiful July Weekend

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching my first ever basket weaving retreat. This year has been full of new steps for me, including beginning my first year of a multi-month basketry program as well as this wonderful retreat. Held at a beautiful old cabin and barn in Massachusetts it was organized by a group of women who were creative, generous, and just plain fun to be around! I shared with them during that weekend, just as I'll share here, that this type of workshop is a dream come true for me. To have students who are inspired to learn and to go deeper into working with plants to make baskets is an absolutely amazing way to spend a weekend! We started off our first day harvesting grapevines on the most perfect summer day…

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Baskets In A Barn: A Crafts Retreat On A Beautiful July Weekend

Baskets in a Barn: A Crafts Retreat on a Beautiful July Weekend

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching my first ever basket weaving retreat. This year has been full…

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Adventures In Harvesting Vines With The 2017 Mentorship

Adventures in Harvesting Vines with the 2017 Mentorship

Learning to Weave with Vines Each month I am so grateful to get to meet with an amazing group of…

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Woven Spaces: Katie Grove Solo Show At Wired Gallery

Woven Spaces: Katie Grove Solo Show at Wired Gallery

KATIE GROVE: WOVEN SPACES A Solo Show at Wired Gallery  August 5 – 27, 2017 Opening Reception:  Saturday, August 5, 2017,…

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How To Weave A Bark Basket At The 2017 Mentorship Series

How to Weave a Bark Basket at the 2017 Mentorship Series

This year I have had the opportunity to launch a class that has been a dream of mine for sometime:…

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Harvesting Cattails For Basketry: The Basics And Beyond

Harvesting Cattails For Basketry: The Basics and Beyond

How to get started with harvesting cattails for basketry? I've been getting lots of questions on the subject of harvesting…

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Digging Into Roots: How To Harvest Spruce Roots For Basketry

Digging Into Roots: How to Harvest Spruce Roots for Basketry

Throughout the past seven years I have been on a journey exploring the world of using plants to create baskets.…

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Teaching The Art Of Natural Basketry At Arrowmont School Of Arts And Craft

Teaching the Art of Natural Basketry at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft

The long weekend workshop I had the opportunity to teach at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts the first week of…

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Wild Basketry Mentorship 2017 – A Workshop Series On Basket Weaving In Nature

Wild Basketry Mentorship 2017 – A Workshop Series on Basket Weaving in Nature

Wild Basketry Mentorship 2017 It's Here! Are you inspired to develop a deep connection to the art of basketry and…

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Inside The Bird’s Nest: Etchings From My Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Inside the Bird’s Nest: Etchings from my Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Etchings, birds nests, and holiday sales... Getting all of my art in a row, as they say, for the holiday…

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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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