This manual covers how to make willow baskets and is used by Joanna in her classes: Willow Weekend, the third weekend in February; Midwest Natural Basketmaking Seminar, the last full weekend in April; Association of Michigan Basketmaking Convention, in October; and at other locations across America. Joanna creates both traditional and not-so traditional willow baskets. Many are in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She has travelled and studied in England and Germany. Of special note is how to make a willow basket with a removable bottom rim, a noteworthy feature of some of the traditional Amana baskets.
Written by Joanna E. Schanz