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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

0.25 Days
Teaser image for Basketmaking: Diagonal Plaiting with Black Ash Splint (Online Course)

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

With diagonal plaiting, all the elements that formed the base are turned up and woven at a 45 degree angle to form the sides of the basket. What might sound complicated at first turns into amazement when one sees how it all comes together! In this fun-filled mini course, participants…
Sat, Jun 20th, 2020
2pm-5pm
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

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