A North American Conference Focused on Willow
June 18th thru June 24th, 2018


In June 2018, 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 traditional and non-traditional styles and willow's many uses as a material in basketry; from whole rods, willow bark, and willow skeins, to big willow construction. Review the course offerings (links above), check your calendar and sign up now. 
Class sizes are limited.


 Willow Gathering Highlights:

~  2 day classes available for all skill levels with 6 talented willow makers

~ "Willow Discussion" Tuesday evening

~  Friday is “Explore Decorah” day.

~ "Baskets Along the Way" Friday evening  presentation by                       Jo Campbell- Amsler 

~ Chair Massage Available throughout the week



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

Featured Basket Makers




Decorah, Iowa



Mt Vernon, Washington



Wainfleet, Ontario



Northern Michigan