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Lee Zieke

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

Born in the Celtic tree calendar month of Willow, Lee seemed fated to share her life with the genus ‘Salix’. Trained as an interpretive naturalist, she loves to share the natural world with others. She planted her first willow cuttings at her perennial flower nursery in NE Iowa in 1989. Together with her husband Lindsay, they have grown a sizeable 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 is excited to share her knowledge and experiences about basket making, willow lore, history, and culture with her students.

Current Courses Offered by Lee Zieke

Teaser image for Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

When northern European immigrants came to North America they brought with them a host of crafts and…
Tue, Oct 4th, 2022  –  Thu, Oct 6th, 2022
Day 1: 3-6pm; Days 2-3: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Lindsay Lee, Lee Zieke

Past Courses Offered by Lee Zieke