Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands result in purposeful, beautiful items. Birch bark, spruce root, pine needles, black ash-- the northern forest has been generous to basketmakers, and we’ll explore a variety of techniques and forms.
Basket Week features multi-day coursework, offered October 4-11. On Friday, October 7, we will host the Basket Gathering day, which is a day-long conference featuring presenters, demonstrations, hands-on skill shares, and community gatherings. Students are invited to plan their trips around participating in this special benefit.
Coursework will be announced online in mid-May; registration opens May 31 for NHFS members, June 1 for the general public.