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Decorative Ash Basketry

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Course Overview

Clyde is a third generation basketmaker from White Earth, Minnesota, who learned to weave black ash from his father, who had realized that the tradition was being lost and learned the craft from his mother-in-law. The intricate baskets have been made and sold for generations in his community. In this course, students will use prepared material to weave a square to round basket with handles. Clyde will bring a variety of dyed black ash for students to use to embellish and personalize their work.  Clyde will be joined by Courtney Olson, who has been studying with Clyde to learn these traditions. Students of all levels welcome. Finished basket will stand 10-12” high.

Session Information

This couse is part of Basket Week 2019! Plan to arrive a day early for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings.

See Basket Week details here


Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $345.00
Materials fee: $45.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Clyde Estey
Clyde Estey
Naytahwaush, MN

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Decorative Ash Basketry - 10/26/2019