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Lindsay Lee

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

Naturalist, husband, artist, gardener, angler, and basket maker. Lindsay Lee is one of those lucky people who holds more pursuits than one life time allows. Currently managing the Heritage Apple Orchard for Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, he combines a love for nature with his interest in fine craftsmanship. Whether you are signing up to learn basketry, the building of a coracle boat, or crafting fine hard apple cider, Lindsay teaches with practical, low-tech methods which are easy to understand and simple to take home and put to use.

Current Courses Offered by Lindsay Lee

2 Days
Teaser image for Coracle Boat: Build Your Own

Coracle Boat: Build Your Own

A coracle or currach is an ancient boat of Irish and Welsh origin which was used in the rivers to net salmon. Originally covered with a single cow hide, these "modern" coracles will have a polyester fabric cover stretched over a woven willow frame. These are simple, super lightweight (under…
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 27th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
2.5 Days
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 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, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8 pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Lee Zieke, Lindsay Lee

Past Courses Offered by Lindsay Lee

Crafting Cider: Hard and Sweet

Crafting Fine Homemade Hard Cider