Open your eyes to the possibilities around you! We will gather and use a variety of natural materials, such as willow, bark, iris and daylily leaves, roots, vines and sticks for basket weaving. Using willow as the ‘heart’ of the structure, you’ll learn a variety of techniques while experimenting and weaving several basket styles. Expect to weave 2-3 baskets as well as sample work for future reference.
Jo Campbell-Amsler has used willow in her basketry since the early 80’s. Her work is featured in magazines, books, and seen in exhibits across the U. S. She has served on the National Basketry Organization Board, focusing on connecting national and international basketmakers. Teaching nationally, Jo also co-organizes and hosts retreats, The Willow Gathering and Willow Weekend, as well as basketry tours to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Denmark, Wales, England and Italy, visiting with fellow basketmakers and learning new skills. http://www.willowridgebaskets.com
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