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Ribbed Style Willow Basket

September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm


Ribbed Style Willow Basket

Sandra Kehoe

Saturday, September 10th- Sunday, September 11th 

9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this two-day workshop, open to all levels, students will learn how to make a beautiful and functional willow basket. Students will learn the basics of rib style willow basketry along with the methods of growing, gathering, and processing willow for weaving. Students will prepare rims and handles and learn lashing and traditional weaving techniques. Students should feel confident in their knowledge of these techniques by the end of the workshop and will be able to make more baskets on their own.

Good hand strength is necessary for working with willow.

Skills + Techniques:

Students will learn:

  • Methods of growing, gathering and processing willow for use in Basketry
  • Prepare rims and handles for rib style willow basketry
  • Lashing rim and handles together
  • Adding ribs and weaving the sides of the basket
  • Filling in the weaving to complete the basket
  • Trim ends to finish the basket


Sandra Kehoe

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • All materials will be supplied

Material Fee:

  • $25.00 – $50.00 payable at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor requests (instructor COVID request) 

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

175.00 / per student


7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


September 10 @ 9:00 am
September 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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