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Cornhusk and Basswood Fiber Closed Coil Basketry

October 2021 in the Hudson Valley, New York State

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Make a Basket with Cornhusks and Basswood Fiber 

Sunday October 31st

The steady and meditative technique of closed coiling is the very first basketry technique I learned, and the one that led me to fall in love with making baskets with wild harvested materials. This is the first time I’ve taught this class outside of my 9 month intensive and I am very excited to be sharing it! In this ancient technique you will learn how to use a combo of different stitches and wrapping techniques to create a tightly stitched and coiled basket. The inner core will be cornhusks and the wrapping strands basswood and other fibers I have lovingly harvested and prepared. However, this technique can be adapted to use with many other plant fibers and also yarn and fabric so you will leave with the knowledge to continue working with other materials. This is a slow technique so our baskets will be small (minimum approx 4″ diameter, but maybe bigger if you stitch faster). As always, there will be a focus on discussing the harvesting in processing of the various plant fibers that we use in the workshop.

Details, dates, info about the weekend are below. If you want to sign up you can click the green button below or email me at

Due to Covid my workshops are primarily held outside. There is an indoor space available and I ask that if you are unvaccinated you wear a mask indoors. Vaccinated folks are encouraged, but not required to wear a mask indoors. Thank you all so much for being supportive and flexible as we continue to navigate these difficult times while also seeking out community.



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


Sunday October 31st

10:00 am – 4:30 pm


$100.00 (includes all materials and digital handouts on the techniques covered)


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.


Here is a link to air bnbs in the area for the weekend of the 21st. 

Bed and Breakfasts:

The 1850s House

The Arbor BNB


Creekview Campsites

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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