Basketry Classes

Countries: Canada England


  • Northern Spirits Basket Cache
    Lita A. Atkinson, Instructor in Basketry
    606 S. Alaska St
    Palmer, AK 99645

    Classes offered in plaiting, rib basketry, wicker and twining. I also carry a full line of natural, smoked and colored reeds, handles, dyes and stains. As well as embellishments, weaving materials and books. I also have baskets from around the world for sale as well as Alaskan made baskets.


  • Basket Artisans of Arizona
    Phoenix, AZ
    Our mission is to weave baskets, and to learn all we can about the time-honored practices and techniques of basket weaving. We promote basketry as a craft and art form through education at our meetings, classes, demonstrations, and exhibits. We welcome beginning, experienced, and professional weavers, as well as collectors of baskets and other fiber arts.

  • Sedona Arts Center
    15 Art Barn Road
    Sedona, Arizona
    Introduction to Japanese style basketry
    March 26 - 30, 2007
    Donna Sakamoto Crispin

    We will be working mostly with reed, cane, tortoise shell cane, Japanese reed, and a tiny bit of bamboo.



  • The Caning Shop
    926 Gilman St.
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 527-5010

    The current schedule of classes is at: Caning Shop Classes

  • Feather River Art Camp
    5469 Oakland Camp Road
    Quincy, California
    Phone: 510.601.1619
    Contemporary Baskets, Ancient Ways
    Donna Sakamoto Crispin
    June 24 to July 1, 2007

    $195 Tuition, plus $32 Material Fee, Age 16 and older

    Let your hands create a tactile expression of your heart and spirit! You'll learn a variety of twining techniques, starting with a simple twined basket and progressing to many other ways to create pattern and texture. Gain knowledge in commercially prepared materials, harvesting and weaving natural materials, different basket starts (bases) and rims. Participants will complete several baskets that are your own personal expression.

    Fiber artist, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, specializes in basketry woven with wild-crafted materials. Her work is influenced by traditional Japanese and N.W. Native American basketry techniques. She has been teaching basketweaving techniques for over 19 years. Donna encourages her students to re-connect and receive inspiration from nature.

  • Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
    P.O. Box 38
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    (909) 659-2171, ext. 365
  • Nadine Spier
    132 N El Camino Real #165
    Encinitas CA 92024
    (760) 944-9369

    PINE NEEDLE BASKETS: New students will learn how to coil beautiful baskets around a miniature woven design (teneriffe) using waxed linen thread & pine needles. The technique can later be used to weave baskets using almost any plant material. Intermediate students are welcome to come to learn more basketry techniques. BEGINNING GOURDS: Learn how to safely cut and clean gourds, plus lots of decorative techniques including woodburning, basketry, dyeing and embellishing with leaves, feathers, beads and more. RAG BASKETS: Quick & Easy! In just a couple hours you can turn leftover scraps of fabric into beautiful baskets! Rag baskets make great decorator items and gifts.



  • Woven Spirit Basketry
    820 Albee Rd., Nokimos, FL
    (941) 485-6730

    We teach basket weaving and have a small gallery with baskets made by our students and teachers. We publish a class schedule 3 times a year and are conveniently located 1 hour south of Tampa.


  • River Country Basket Guild
    Augusta, GA
    Contact: Laura Lee Zanger
    (706) 560-9800

    River Country Basket Guild offers basket making classes on the first three Tuesdays of each month at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road, in Augusta, Georgia at 7:00 p.m..


  • Sandpoint Fiberarts Guild
    P.O. Box 655
    Sandpoint,ID 83864
    (Click on the above guild name, for
    their web page with workshop info.


  • From the Heart Boutique
    119 E. Main Cross
    Taylorville, IL 62568

    Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 9-4.

  • Hawk Valley School of the Arts
    2752 West Cording Road,
    Galena, IL 61036

    Hawk Valley School of the Arts is a regional center for creativity in the visual arts, offering classes in the restored 1905 barn. We offer one-day to five-day workshops to students ages 16 years old and up. No matter what the season, the beauty of Hawk Valley Retreat has something to offer.

  • Land of Lincoln Basketweavers "Spring Fling Weave"
    April 11-12, 2008
    Rockford, IL

    We have a great line-up to our Spring Weave 2008 event! The event will be hosted at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort and Convention Center in Rockford Illinois. Cliffbreakers is situated six stories above the river and offers an award winning restaurant, cocktail lounge, martini lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center, in-room refrigerator, microwave, & coffee maker. Our weaving room overlooks the beautiful Rock River!



  • Basket Class
    2012 Southlawn Drive
    Des Moines, IA 50315-4981

    We offer adult education classes through Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny, Iowa school systems. We give demonstrations in historic basket weaving and classes at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa.


  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
    Box 518A
    Deer Isle, ME 04627
    (207) 348-2306
    1998 - Ferne Jacobs, John McQueen
  • Penobscot Basket School
    Searsport, Maine
    Marie Winship
    302 East 89th Street #2B
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 410-4662


  • D.E.L.S.
    (The Source for Nantucket's)
    246 Middleboro Rd.
    E. Freetown, MA 02717
    (508) 763-5555
    (800) 957-3357
  • Donna Weber
    64 Blotz Road
    Washington, MA 01223
    • Classes every Tues., Thurs, and Fri. evening. Groups of 5 or more can schedule their own classes (in the Berkshire Mountains).
  • Horizons
    108 North Main St.
    Sunderland, MA 01375
    (413) 665-0300
    Fax: (413) 665-4141
  • Nantucket Lightship Basket Shop
    Timothy D. Parsons
    80 Old South Road
    Nantucket MA 02554
    (508) 228-8714

    Timothy Parsons Nantucket Basket Shop located on Nantucket Island is the only shop on island that includes both high quality baskets and a full line of molds, parts, kits, supplies, and classes.

  • Plimoth Plantation
    P.O. Box 1620
    Plymouth, MA 02362
    (508) 746-1622
    Fax: (508) 746-4978



  • Inland Sea Basketry
    123 Waterfront Drive
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    (On the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior)
    (218) 834-4342

    We teach basketry classes at our shop as well as through Community Education programs in Two Harbors and Duluth. Our occasional Saturday 'Open Weave's at the Shop have been a hit with individuals wanting to finish past baskets, or start something new, while visiting and sipping coffee. Come join us!

  • The Wicker Woman
    Cathryn Peters
    1250 Highway 25
    Angora, MN 55703 USA
    (218) 666-6189

    Deer antler basket classes, chair caning and other seat weaving classes for private instruction, or classes for your guild, workshop or convention

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  • Bonnie Gale, Willow Basketry Classes
    412 Coounty Rd. 31
    Norwich, NY 13815-3149
    (607) 336-9031
  • John McGuire Studio
    398 South Main St.
    Geneva, NY 14456
    (315) 781-1251
  • Thousand Islands Craft School
    314 John St.
    Clayton, NY 13624
    (315) 686-4123
  • Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild
    Judy Flanders
    146 Havilands Lane
    White Plains, N! 10605
    (914) 761-8698
    To attend one of the workshops, you must be a member of the
    Westchester Guild ($15./yr). Contact Judy Flanders for more information.

North Carolina



  • Cherokee Baskets
    Peggy Sanders Brennan
    PO Box 5404
    Edmond, OK 73083-5404
    405 478 7835

    Southeast Indian and other basket classes. Workshops in natural dyes. Ongoing Classes: Guthrie Arts Center, Guthrie, OK; City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK: University of Central OK, Edmond, OK.

  • Cherokee Basket Classes
    405) 670-2862

    Double-walled basket classes are usually held evenings (Tues/Wed/Thurs - 3 hrs each night) and also an all-day Saturday workshop is held from 9:00-5:00. Currently classes are held at a local military installation in the Oklahoma City area. Must have at least 3 students to make a class. Class size is limited to no more than 7 students. Contact Mary Stone for workshop costs, list of materials needed & out-of-state workshop information.


  • Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
    PO Box 65
    Otis, OR 97368
    (541) 994-5485
    Contemporary Baskets, Ancient Ways
    Donna Sakamoto Crispin
    Tues-Thurs, June 19-21, 2007, 10am-4pm

    $195 Tuition, plus $32 Material Fee, Age 16 and older

    Let your hands create a tactile expression of your heart and spirit! You'll learn a variety of twining techniques, starting with a simple twined basket and progressing to many other ways to create pattern and texture. Gain knowledge in commercially prepared materials, harvesting and weaving natural materials, different basket starts (bases) and rims. Participants will complete several baskets that are your own personal expression.

    Fiber artist, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, specializes in basketry woven with wild-crafted materials. Her work is influenced by traditional Japanese and N.W. Native American basketry techniques. She has been teaching basketweaving techniques for over 19 years. Donna encourages her students to re-connect and receive inspiration from nature.


South Carolina

  • Baskets My Specialty
    Pati English
    114A Nimmons Circle
    Seneca, SC  29678

    Offering basket weaving workshops in my studio or your location. Working with reed, cane, seagrass, oak, in traditional, and contemporary patterns, and original award winning designs. As a Resident Artist with the South Carolina Art Commission, I travel to schools in the Upstate and teach the skills of basket weaving to students in grades 4-12.

  • Hampton Plantation State Park
    1950 Rutledge Rd.
    McClellanville, SC 29458
    (803) 546-9361

    Nov. 8, Sew Your Own Sweetgrass Basket, $25. prior registration required.

South Dakota



  • SouthWest Creations (Gourd Artist)
    Rowena Philbeck
    4504 Littleton Ct.
    Bryan, Texas 77802
    (979) 492-8445 Cell
    Email: rphilbeck@arch.tamu.eduu

    I teach Gourd Rim weaving on gourds and Basket weaving on gourds using natural materials. I also teach gourd jewelry (weaving on gourd pieces). Class limit is 6. Kids and adults. I will travel within or out the the state to teach. I have been working with gourds for 11 years. I'm in books/magazines and have done workshops/shows and my work has been displayed in galleries. Please email or call if you have any questions.

  • Why Basketry
    Laura Ashe
    Plano, TX

    I teach basketry to small groups (4-6 students) out of my home in Plano, TX. My website has the class schedule and information. All tools and materials are provided in the class. In the Introduction to Basketry classes, students will: -make their own basket, (similar to those in photograph on website) -learn basket weaving techniques, -learn tips and some basket patterns to get them started weaving on their own, -learn where they can purchase basketry supplies via mail order and in local area stores, -learn reed dying techniques.


  • Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
    611 Route 103 South
    Ludlow, Vt 05149

    A non-profit school located in Ludlow VT, that offers a wide variety of arts and crafts courses during the summer, including numerous courses on basketry.

  • Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Centers
    Burlington, VT - (802) 860-7474
    Manchester, VT - (802) 362-3321
    Middlebury, VT - (802) 388-3177

    A wide variety of crafts classes offered year round.

  • Jackie Abrams
    21 Howard Street
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    (802) 257-2688

    These workshops enable participants to make their own paper baskets using a variety of techniques that I've been developing since 1990. Classes can be modified to fit your interest and ability and can last from two days to two weeks in length. Paint and create your own basket materials with cotton paper, a wonderfully versatile and user-friendly material. You will be encouraged to pursue your own ideas and incorporate them into your baskets. The diversity of results is always inspiring.

  • Stowe Basketry Festival
    June 7-13, 2010
    39 Edson Hill Rd.
    Stowe, VT 05672
  • Sugar Brook House, LLC
    716 Dugar Brook Road
    East Calais, VT 05650
    (802) 456-1415

    The culmination of a family legacy of basket making--dating back to the 1500's-- is continued today by Dana Pictou and Lorraine Landers. Fine ash and birchbark baskets are weaved from only the bark and roots, using traditional American Indian methods to harvest the root. Basket weaving supplies and tools, and basket making workshops are also available.


  • High Country Basketry Guild
    P.O. Box 167
    Annandale, VA 22003-0167
    Diana Macomber

    Classes in Northern Virginia.


  • FishSticks
    Bill Roeder & Judy Zugish
    PO Box 1417
    Marysville, Wa 98270

    We teach beginning and intermediate level traditional and contemporary basketry weekly. Every month we host a guest instructor, including Sally Goymer, Jiro Yonezawa, Margaret Mathewson, and many others. We publish three catalogs each year with our classes listed. We carry basketry supplies, specializing in processed red and yellow cedar, and Japanese pre-split bamboo of an exceptional quality.

  • Pacific Weave
    3008-B 16th Ave. West
    Seattle, WA 98118
    (206) 285-9171
    (800) 879-3283
    Fax: (206) 285-0132

West Virginia


  • East Troy Basketry Co.
    2082 Church St.
    East Troy,Wi 53120 (23 miles south of Milwaukee)

    Located on the Historic East Troy Square since 1990. We offer classes almost every day by 10 different teachers and in addition, we bring in nationally known teachers several times a year. We have classes in reed baskets, antler baskets, pine needle baskets and weaving with other naturals such as birch, cattails, philodendron sheath etc.

  • The Market Basket
    266 Highway 57
    Sister Bay, WI 54234
    (414) 854-9874
  • Moonwise Herbs
    PO Box 166
    Sheboygan, WI 53081

    We offer Earth Center Classes including herbal medicine making, herbal soap making, skin and body care, pine neede basket weaving, home cheese making, cooking with herbs, nourishing herbal beveraages, communicating from the heart and more.

  • Sievers School of Fiber Arts
    Ferry Rd.
    Washington Island, WI 54246
    (414) 847-2264
    • Sep. 24-26, Bent Willow Chair, Richard Gilliand
    • Oct. 1-3, Gourd Vessels, Donna Kallner


  • Lunenburg Seaside Craft School

    Lunenburg Seaside Craft School offers week-long courses in traditional crafts during late July through August. Taught by some of Nova Scotia's leading artisans, courses offered include Clay work, Fiber Arts, Basketry, Textile Dyeing, Paper Arts, Rug Hooking, and Printmaking.

  • Willow Basketry Workshops July 2002

    A series of 5 workshops for beginner basket makers using traditional European techniques. For information and registration contact Lynda Vaun Scobie 6116 Golf Road, Agassiz BC, Canada V0M 1A1 (604) 796-9871, Registration deadline July 1, 2002\

  • Haliburton School of Fine Arts>

    Part of the Sir Sandford Fleming College in cottage country in Northern Ontario, offers a number of one-week courses during the summer including basketry for the garden. Other courses available are Three-Dimensional Willow Sculpture, Willow Furniture which teaches particpants how to identify and harvest wood suitable for furniture-making, and Willow Mirrors. For more information or to register call 705-457-1680 or e-mail:

  • Peers Caning
    Gina Peers
    Peterborough, Ontario

    Offers basketry classes, chair caning workshops, and bent-willow chair weekend workshops.

  • Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
    Bradford, Ontario
    905-895-1281 for further information
  • Woven Views
    6 Colbey Street
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    (905) 685-6923

    Lynda Rance Kroeker has been weaving for 12 years and teaching for over a year. Classes run year round. Email me to book a class, or check the current class schedule at or you can check my web site for pictures at Woven Views


  • Jenny Pearce Willow Basketmaker

    I produce both traditional and contemporary work based on both Celtic and English regional techniques. I am located in Herefordshire England. I also run courses for both beginners and those developing their basketry skills.

  • Joni Bamford
    Quarry Cottage
    73 Main Street
    Empingham, Rutland
    LE15 8PR England
    Tel: 01780-460-744.


    Basketmaker and teacher for over 12 years: Classes in beginners & improvers' Willow/hedgerow, rushwork, cane (reed), natural materials, manmade materials (plaiting, twining, weaving, coiling etc). Weekly class on Thursdays, also some weekends, or individual tuition. Rutland is located 100 miles north of London; England's smallest county, quiet & rural. Wonderful place to visit to see the real England!; walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing, sailing, old pubs & stone-built villages, open-air Shakespeare theatre all within 5 miles.

  • Willow Pool Designs

    Steve Fuller & Simone Siegan - We work in willow and make and sell a wide variety of craft items made from living and dried willow rods. We work with museums, art galleries and country parks in a wide variety of ways building installations and living willow features. We teach willow craft workshops to adults and children in both indoor and outdoor settings. We demonstrate willow crafts at museums and countryside events.

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Last updated Jul. 7, 2012

Alan Beebe