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Weave a Diagonal Plaited Cattail Basket

April 2021 in the Hudson Valley, New York State


Diagonal Plaited Cattail Basket Workshop

Sunday April 11th

this class is FULL- if you want to get on the waitlist you can click the register button below and fill out the info.  I wouldn’t be surprised if a spot opened up so don’t hesitate to reach out and inquire 🙂

In this basketry workshop you will get an introduction to the fascinating technique of double wall diagonal plaiting as well as to the world of working with wild harvested cattails. The basket itself will be approximately 7″ x 7″ x 7″ and everyone’s basket will turn out a slightly different shape and size. Throughout the day I will go over everything involved in harvesting and preparing this traditional and abundant material for weaving and share my philosophy on working with plants gathered from the nature. This class is open to all levels of crafters and weavers and is great for those who are interested in learning about making baskets with plants found all around us in the local landscape.

Due to Covid 19 I’ve made adjustments to how I hold workshops, including smaller workshop size. Read below for more information on my precautionary measures and participant requirements.

To register just click the button below or email me at with any questions.



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


Sunday April 11th

10:00 -4:30 


$90.00 (includes all materials and 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

Covid 19 Precautionary Measures

**Please note that while these measures create an environment that reduces possible exposure to Covid 19 there are no guarantees. If you or a loved one is immunocompromised please opt not to take a workshop at this time.**

In order to take pre-cautions against exposure to Covid 19 these are the measures I will be taking at my workshops this year. There are also several requirements you’ll need to agree to to attend.

  • Workshop sizes will be limited.
  • Hand washing throughout the day will be encouraged
  • There will be at least two hand washing and hand sanitizer stations
  • We will maintain 6 feet distance as much as possible.
  • Doorknobs, shared tools, etc. will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Class will be held primarily outdoors. Typically we move between indoors/outdoors, but in this case I want to try to stay out as much as possible. This means we will be dealing more with weather- please come prepared with layers. We will work in the shade and I’ll have tarps up in case of light rain. In case of emergencies I can physically distance about 7 people comfortably in my studio.

Participant Requirements

  • If you are sick or have possibly been exposed to Covid 19 please do not attend a workshop. If you have already paid for the workshop you will have the option of either a full refund (even last minute) or donating your payment to support the continuation of my teaching.
  • Participants will be required to bring and wear a mask
  • Participants will be asked to bring their own food, snacks, water, tea, coffee, water bottle, cups, etc. I will of course have drinking water, but have your own vessel to drink from.
  • Participants will be asked to bring a container of hand sanitizer for them to use. I will have some on hand, but it would be best if everyone had their own.

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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