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Willow Ridge Herb Basket

Course Overview

In the Willow Basket World, there are an infinite number of basketry techniques to learn and perfect. Rib-style techniques will be the focus for this class, following the designs of many century old basket styles. Learn about willow as a basket material; using wild and cultured, harvesting, sorting, and preparing for weaving. A variety of techniques used in this style of willow basket making such as frame making, lashings, rib placement, coiling with willow, etc., will be discussed and sampled. Students will finish the workshop by weaving a Willow Ridge Herb Basket, one of Jo’s favorite designs! This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, but hand strength is a must – willow is a strong material.

This course is part of Basket Week 2019! Plan to stay an extra day for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings.

See Basket Week details here


Tue, Oct 22nd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $380.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Sep 10th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $95.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • basket shears
  • small pruners
  • sharp fixed blade knife
  • 1 ft square leather or denim scrap
  • large awl
  • spray bottle
  • old bed sheet

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Work apron

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

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Sep 10th, 2019
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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.