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Backyard Basketry: Coiling with Cattails, Grasses, and More

October 1st 2022 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

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A Beautiful Tiny Coiled Basket With Plant Dye Yarn
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The Cattail Marsh
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Harvesting Grasses For Coiling
Wild Grass And Cattail Basket
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Coiled Grass Basket
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CLASS IS FULL – You can click the button below to register for the waitlist. I’ll email you ASAP if a spot opens up. 

Have you ever looked outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your own yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique in which a wrapping strand is sewn around coils of material to build a form. It is used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials all while coiling baskets using a variety of stitches. We will also go on a harvest walk at the site to gather plants to incorporate into your basket. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape.

Pre-registration is required. Minimum 8, maximum 12 participants. Click the button below to register and email me at if you have any questions : )


Katie Grove Studios, Old Kings Highway, Stone Ridge NY 12484 (address upon sign up) 


Saturday October 1st

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


$100.00 (includes all materials)


If you are traveling to the workshop there are many lovely places to spend the night locally. Here are a few links to the ones I am somewhat familiar with and a google search will find you more. Nearby Kingston and New Paltz also have motels and hotels.


There are many Airbnbs in the area! High Falls, Stone Ridge, and Accord are the closest towns to look in. 

Bed and Breakfasts:

The 1850s House

The Arbor BNB


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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