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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 Black Ash Market Basket

Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to the grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use for both weaving the basket and making the handles. Through scraping and cutting,…
Fri, Jul 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am - 5pm

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

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

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

Black Ash Lidded Basket

Hex Weave Basket

Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket