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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

Teaser image for <p>Black Ash Hex Weave Basket</p>

Black Ash Hex Weave Basket

The hex weave basket is commonly called a "cheese basket" because it can be used for processing cheese. However, this holey design is perfect for holding produce or other displayed storage needs. This project will be made from Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The…
Fri, Oct 8th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
Day 1: 2pm-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

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

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

Black Ash Lidded Basket

Black Ash Market Basket

Hex Weave Basket

Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket