Explore Basketmaking Around The World

In recent years, I have been fortunate to help organize international basket tours to a number of countries, working with amazing basket weavers whom share their culture, history and love of baskets with myself and my basket weaving travel companions.  Exciting, inspiring, idea growing and humbling, all describe these basket adventures! But more than that, weaving together has a way of making the differences between us disappear – to see the world through new eyes is a powerful thing!

Ireland - 2018, 2012 & 2011

Yes, I love Ireland and visiting and working with the basket makers there!   Joe Hogan, Vincent McCarron, Ciaran Hogan, Eamon Tobin, Barry Noyce & Padraig Larkin, Cathy Hayden, Hanna Van Aelst, Kathleen McCormick and Alison Fitzgerald.

Joe Hogan & Jo
Mummer Centre Weaver
Eamon Tobin
Cathy Hayden
Hanna Van Aelst
Vincent McCarron
Ciaran Hogan
Barry Noyce & Padraig Larkin
Alison Fitzgerald
Kathleen McCormick

Wales & England - 2017

Visiting Wales and England found us weaving and learning with Les Lewellyn & Clare Revera, Jenny Crisp, Kate Lynch/artist, Maggie Smith, and Ivor Hancock.  The land of willow!

Les Lewellyn & Clare Revera
Kate Lynch - Artist
Jenny Crisp
Maggie Smith
Ivor Hancock

denmark & France - 2016

Traveling to France to work with Danish weavers, Ane Lynsgaard and Eva Seidenfaden and visit the basket festival in Vallebregues was amazing! But to then follow them back to Denmark for more weaving and a day at the Pilefestival (Basket Festival) there, made this a very special basket adventure!

Ane Lynsgaard
Dannish Basket Festival
Dannish Basket Festival
Vallebregues Basket Festival, France
Eva Seidenfaden
Dannish Basket Festival
Vallebregues Basket Festival, France
Vallebregues Basket Festival, France
Eva & Ane Booth - Vallebregues Basket Festival, France

spain - 2015

While in Spain, we spent time weaving and learning with Carlos Fontales, Monica Guilera, and Tim Johnson.  And so much more!

Carlos Fontales
Monica Guilera
Tim Johnson

Scotland - 2014

Visiting Scotland in the Spring and Fall of 2014, still wasn’t enough time with each of these basket makers.  Caroline Dear, Liz Balfour, Jane Allen,Pip Weaver, Jon Warnes, Lise Bech, and Virgil Bauzy. 

Caroline Dear
Jane Allen
Lise Bech & Virgil Bauzey
Lise Bech
Liz Balfour
Jon Warnes
Pip Weaser