June 19th thru June 25th, 2017

A North American Conference Focused on Willow


In June 2017, willow weavers are gathering once again in Decorah, Iowa on the grounds of Luther College for a week of classes taught by renowned basket makers.  Guaranteed to expand your experiences and challenge your skills with willow, this summer’s classes focus on new styles of square work, historical baskets, installations and art work with willow and other natural materials.  Review the course offerings (links above), check your calendar and sign up now. Class sizes are limited.


 Willow Gathering Highlights:

√   1, 2, & 3 day classes available for all skill levels

√   Tuesday evening -  "Plants, People and Places"

√   Thursday is “Explore Decorah”and the opportunity for a behind-the-                            scenes visit to the Vesterheim Museum.

√   Thursday evening -  "Baskets Past and Present"

√   Chair Massage Available


Great Food by Trout River Catering

Class day lunches & snacks are included in the class fees and will be provided by Ruth Hampton of Trout River Catering.  

Ruth prepares well-balanced regionally sourced vegetarian fare mixing both traditional and exotic flavors.  



Great Lodging at Baker Village

Luther College’s solar powered Baker Village offers townhouse style housing at a reasonable cost.  

Other housing options in Decorah include area motels, B&B’s and area campgrounds.  Check out www.visitdecorah.com for more details.

www.luther.edu/reslife/upper-class/baker-village