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Basket Week

Tue, Oct 1, 2024 - Mon, Oct 7, 2024
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Overview

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.

This year, we're thrilled to welcome international guest instructor Steen Madsen back to North House. Steen is a remarkable basketmaker from Ringstead, Denmark who has been weaving with willow since 1979. 

Courses during Basket Week open for registration on February 29, 2024 (or February 28 for members). More event details will be available soon.

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Course Offerings

Weaving the Black Ash Pack Basket: Extended Session

Tue, Oct 1st, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2024
9am-5pm each day (no class October 4)

Advancing with Coiled Baskets

Wed, Oct 2nd, 2024  –  Thu, Oct 3rd, 2024
9am-4pm each day
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf

Etched Birch Bark Maple Sugar Cones

Wed, Oct 2nd, 2024  –  Thu, Oct 3rd, 2024
9am-5pm each day

Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Tue, Oct 8th, 2024
9am-5pm each day

Cider: Crafting Fine Hard Cider at Home

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Lindsay Lee

Sweetgrass Basketry

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Teri Smith

Weaving Holiday Ornaments

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024
9am-4pm
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf

Willow Exploration Extravaganza

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Tue, Oct 8th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Steen Madsen

Woven Birch Bark Basketry

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Emily Derke

Basketry Open Studio

Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Mon, Oct 7th, 2024
9am-5pm each day