Learn and experiment with the techniques of ‘Bird Weave’. Using willow sticks, you’ll interlace them to create a flat willow ‘fabric’, which can then be shaped into a variety of 3-dimensional forms. Explore a variety of unique designs, ranging from basket-shaped to purely sculptural—the possibilities are endless!
Jo Campbell-Amsler has used willow in her basketry since 1981. Her work is featured in magazines, books, and seen in exhibits across the U.S., including ‘A Measure of the Earth’ at Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Teaching nationally, Jo also co-organizes retreats, The Willow Gathering and Willow Weekend, and has hosted basket tours to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Denmark, Wales, England and Italy. Board member of the National Basketry Organization, she works with fellow board members to “grow the basket community.” www.willowridgebaskets.com.No tags for this post.