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Hjornholm Willow Basket Weaving Class

Hjornholm Willow Basket Weaving Class

Burkina Willow Basket Class with Anne Mette Hjornholm   The last day of willow basketweaving with Danish instructor Anne Metta Hjornholm at Lakeshore Willows was the Burkina open style basket. These seemingly easy little baskets turned out to be exceptionally challenging for many of us seasoned weavers as well as the beginners! Thankfully Anne Mette was right there helping us along and doing demonstrations for […]

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Willow-Antler Basket in Juried Exhibit

Willow-Antler Basket in Juried Exhibit

  My willow-antler basket, “Precious Hidden Cargo,” was just accepted into the 8th Annual Juried Exhibition 2012 at the Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork, Minnesota for the show during July of this year. Opening Reception of Art on the Edge will be on Friday, July 6 from 5-7pm at the Edge Center Gallery. Be sure to come and vote for the Peoples Choice Award. Laura […]

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Wonderful Willow-Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

  WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Wonderful Wicker by Bonnie Gale Wow! Try reading and saying that title quickly three times in a row, bet ‘cha can’t do it! Bonnie Gale is a willow basketmaker, instructor and grower living here in New York, but is originally from England. She teaches her craft all over the country at basketry workshops, conventions and makes special appearances, too. Enjoy the video […]

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Gog and Magog have new barnyard friends!

Gog and Magog have new barnyard friends!

Remember me telling everyone about my McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Art Council fellowship grant trip to England last year, where I worked on weaving the 14 ft. willow effigies Gog and Magog with my host, basketmaker and seatweaver Olivia Elton Barratt? Well, as you might also recall, she now holds the highest position of Prime Warden in the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, which is a guild going […]

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