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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 a new basket 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, regionally, and internationally.

Current Courses Offered by April Stone

3 Days
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 grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use both for weaving the basket and for making the handles. We will prepare the…
Fri, May 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
2½ Days
Teaser image for Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

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…
Sat, Aug 24th, 2019  –  Mon, Aug 26th, 2019
Days 1 and 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

Hex Weave Basket

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket