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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 Basketry Tutorial

Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

This course is a great introduction to the magical qualities of the black ash tree. Experience pounding the ash log and how it releases the splints, which are the materials needed for basket-making. Students will learn to prepare splint by cutting, splitting, scraping and using hand tools to make their…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: April Stone
2 days
Teaser image for Hex Weave Basket

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…
Sat, Sep 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018
Instructor: April Stone

Past Courses Offered by April Stone

Black Ash Market Basket

Weaving the Black Ash Hand Bag Basket