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Winter Evening Basketry

Three Evening Workshop Series in Winter 2018

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Working With Pieces Of Birch Bark For Weaving
Bark Woven Baskets
A Beautiful Tiny Coiled Basket With Plant Dye Yarn
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Beautiful Folded And Woven Birch Bark Baskets
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Organizing Cattails For Basketry
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Learn The Art of Basketry in the Hudson Valley of New York

Three evenings in Winter 2018  – November 29th, December 5th, December 13th

PLEASE NOTE: If you looked at the website when I first posted this class you’ll notice I made a date change from Thursday December 6th to Wednesday December 5th. Make sure that works for your schedule before signing up. Thanks!!!

Have you been wanting to learn how to make natural 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. 

About the Classes

This series will meet on three evenings this upcoming winter season -( two thursdays and a wednesday ) and each night we will focus on a different basketry technique. Twining with cattails, coiling with pine needles, and folded bark will all be covered. These three workshops together will introduce you to a wide span of basketry technique. Plus you get to experience quite a variety of materials including barks, vines, cattails, pine needles and many other types of plants that can be wild harvested! If you’ve taken my evening series before you will notice that these are new spins on my classic techniques. This offers an opportunity for those who have taken classes before to continue growing their skills with these essential techniques. : )

Details, dates, info about each workshop are below. If you want to sign up then email me at Space is limited to 10 participants so don’t wait! I expect it will fill up quickly.

Thanks and I can’t wait to make baskets together!



Location: Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (It is a private residence so the address will be shared upon registration.)

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Dates: Thursday November 29th, Wednesday December 6th, Thursday December 13th.

Cost: $180 for the series (3 workshops)

This includes all locally harvested and hand prepared plant materials, which is a $20 portion of the $60 for each workshop. 

There are a limited number of spots available so to register and arrange payment by check or cash email me at or click the link above to register. I am doing this at a series so sign up for all three is generally required. However, if you can only make it to two feel free to contact me and if I have openings I may be able to include you.

A NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION: I have been having trouble with my wordpress forms so to register please email me at Hopefully I’ll get it sorted out and be back to forms soon, but for now we’ll do it the old fashioned way (although not as old fashioned as snail mail ; )

To register please email me at

Twining with Cattails

Thursday November 29th

Twined Vessels

Learn the technique of twining using cattails around prepared strips of flexible inner tree bark. Starting with a round base you will have the opportunity to create fun and interesting pod shapes and small baskets. Depending on the size you may complete more than one basket. Besides leaving with a completed basket we will also cover information about harvesting and preparing bark and twining materials.

Coiled Pine Needle Jewelery

Wednesday December 5th

Coiled Pine Needle Pendants and Cordage Making

In this workshop you will be introduced to the wonderful technique of coiling with longleaf pine needles on a small scale to make pendants or possibly even a small basket if you are inspired. Clasps, earring backs, and other jewelry making supplies will be included to make multiple types of pendant should you choose. We will also cover making cordage, or twine, using natural plant fibers.

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Thursday December 13th

Folded Bark Vessels

Making containers using different kinds of tree bark is an ancient practice. During this workshop we will created folded bark baskets using either white pine or birch bark (whatever is available this year) to make necklaces and other small baskets. You will learn how to fold and sew the bark and attach a rim to make a beautiful container. I’ll also have a selection of birch bark for embroidering shapes and designs onto the bark. We will discuss how to design a basket pattern and find and harvest different kinds of bark.

What does it look like to make a basket?

To see some examples of baskets and student experiences from single day workshops check out the blog posts below or visit my current/past workshops page. There is such an amazing array of students that take my classes and I’m always impressed with the creativity and individuality that comes out when a person sits down and allows themselves the time to make something beautiful with their hands. 

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