Willow Gathering 2020

A North American Conference Focused on Willow

June 22nd thru June 28th, 2020

Special Note - All workshops are full except....

Beth Hester's "Perigord Basics"


Karen Tembreull's "Spaced & Laced Willow Bark Plaiting"

In June 2020, 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.

Each workshop has been chosen to expand and challenge your skills with willow. Traditional and non-traditional styles and techniques are the focus for this week, using whole rods and willow bark. Review each instructors course offerings (top menu) and check your calendar. Class sizes are limited, so sign up soon.

Featured Basketmakers

for 2020

Scottsville, KY

Mount Vernon, WA

United Kingdom

L'Anse, MI

Willow Gathering Highlights

~ 1, 2 & 3 day classes available for all skill levels with 4 talented willow makers

~ Wednesday 7:30pm "Class Basket Show & Tell"

~ Friday is “Explore Decorah” day.

~ Friday 7:30pm "Basket Making Traditions of the Kentucky Mammoth Cave Region " with Beth Hester

~ Chair massage available throughout the week with Mary

~ Evenings on Shirley Baker Porch, watching fireflies, weaving, meeting new people and catching up with friends.

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.

*Please indicate special food needs in the specified space on the Registration Form.

Housing Options at the Willow Gathering

Luther College’s solar powered Baker Village offers townhouse style housing on campus.


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