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April Stone

Odanah, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, April Stone

April’s fascination with black ash basketry started in 1998 when she took one year to study baskets in everyday use. Amazed by this vessel’s durability, she spent much of the following year learning by doing: learning through weaving. When ready, she went on to share her skills by providing demonstrations and workshops for a variety of groups, programs, and events in her home, community, region, and around the globe.

Current Courses Offered by April Stone

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Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to the…
Fri, Jul 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 17th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: April Stone

Black Ash Sampler: From Log to Splint

Black ash splint is a beautiful material for making sturdy baskets, and with the right knowledge and…
Tue, Oct 4th, 2022
Instructor: April Stone
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From Checkerwork to Hex: Black Ash Baskets with a Twist

In this course, students will be working with locally harvested and hand processed, pre-dried black…
Fri, May 20th, 2022  –  Sun, May 22nd, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

Basketmaking: Diagonal Plaiting with Black Ash Splint (Online Course)

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

Black Ash Hex Weave Basket

Black Ash Lidded Basket

Hex Weave Basket

Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket