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Lee Zieke

Decorah, IA
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Lee Zieke

Lee and Lindsay have operated their perennial flower nursery in NE Iowa for the past 20 years. Willow work has followed them during these years as a serious sideline and passionate pasttime. Together they grow a sizeable cultivated willow patch, offering their willow to craftspeople across the country. Their own willow work combines functional and beautiful baskets with garden and fencing projects. Lee and Lindsay are excited to share their knowledge and experiences about basket making, willow lore, history and culture with their students.

Current Courses Offered by Lee Zieke

2½ Days
Teaser image for Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

When northern European emigrants came to North America they brought with them a host of crafts and skills necessary for survival in their new world. The basketry tradition known as ‘stake & strand’ was one such craft, as baskets were used to store nearly everything around the homestead. Learning to…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructors: Lindsay Lee, Lee Zieke