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Emily Derke

Northhome, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Emily Derke

Emily spends much of her time weaving baskets, collecting material to work with, and harvesting, cooking, and experimenting with the local wild foods. After completing her 2014 internship at North House, Emily is living in a cozy yurt in northern Minnesota, and continuing to explore other traditional skills and crafts. Over the last  decade, the search for knowledge and experience has brought her from her home in Minnesota, to both the east and west coasts to learn from many experienced teachers.

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Current Courses Offered by Emily Derke

2 1/2 days
Teaser image for Willow Basketry

Willow Basketry

Willow has been a prized basket making material for centuries, and after this class, you'll know why. Using traditional European style weaving techniques, students will create a sturdy, beautiful basket using nothing but willow shoots. Strong enough to haul a full load of potatoes, these baskets are made to be…
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Emily Derke