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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, regionally, and internationally.

Current Courses Offered by April Stone

4 Days
Teaser image for Black Ash Lidded Basket

Black Ash Lidded Basket

The ash splint lidded basket has its roots on the north eastern seaboard of North America amongst early indigenous tribes, such as the Micmac and Passamaquaddy. Fine examples of workmanship can be found in collections in New York and Boston, to name but a few places. In this course, students…
Thu, Feb 20th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: April Stone
4 Days
Teaser image for Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket

This basket, made with black ash splint, is highly functional for everyday needs. It can appear rustic or refined. It can be filled with veggies from the market, groceries from the store, or binders and paperwork for meetings.  It can also be a perfect fit for in-between the bucket seats…
Mon, Oct 21st, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

Black Ash Market Basket

Hex Weave Basket

Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave