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Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

Course Overview

An abundance of easily accessed and harvested native materials very suitable for basketry grow in our northern region. In this class we will make a frame with strikingly red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow and sweet grass. Students will learn a variety of techniques that enhance the fabric texture of their basket beyond the basic over/under pattern that is traditionally used when weaving a basket. Students will be taught how to make cordage, and twining and wrapping techniques. Feel free to bring other flexible materials such as fabric, leather, or ribbon to incorporate into your basket. Beginners are welcome, as with a little enthusiasm and no previous experience, participants leave the workshop with a fine-looking basket.


Fri, Apr 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 1pm-5pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $230.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 13th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • pruners
  • flat needle-nose pliers (or craft pliers)
  • scissors
  • clothes pins
  • note book
  • plastic garbage bag (1)
  • small plastic baggies

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.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 13th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.