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Sat, Jul 23


Foster Farm

Round Base Willow Basketry

A two-day workshop with Mary Lauren Fraser learning to make a round-base basket.

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Round Base Willow Basketry
Round Base Willow Basketry

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT – Jul 24, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT

Foster Farm, 22 Loud Lane, Warner, NH, USA


About the event

Note: This event has unfortunately been cancelled due to health needs of the instructor

We will be making round-base baskets from willow, using techniques traditional to Scotland and other parts of Europe.  Learn to make a slath for the base, staking up, three rod waling, and a handle of your choice to make a round base basket to use and enjoy for the rest of your life.  We will also cover some propagation tips, history of willow basketry and other fun basketry topics! Please note - this workshop requires significant hand strength.

Mary Fraser weaves willow coffins for green burial.  She apprenticed in Scotland in 2014 and lives in southern Vermont.  She teaches basketry workshops throughout New England and works in green burial education projects in New England and nationally.

Visit instructor Mary Fraser's website

Scholarship info: We want to make these workshops as accessible as possible. If the cost is prohibitive to you for any reason, please reach out to Ellie at to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Classes will all be taught outside under a tent, with a backup plan in case of rain. The location at Foster Farm is rustic, and participants should be comfortable being outdoors for the full day. Please bring your own lunch and anything else you need to be comfortable. Seating will be provided and there is a composting outhouse. 

Contact Ellie Brown at with any questions.

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