Wednesday, February 6, 2013


What an amazing opportunity! One of Europe's most talented willow artists - Anne Mette Hjornholm - will be visiting Lakeshore Willows again this summer to teach willow basketry classes.. 

If you like willow basketry, you don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from this very talented willow artist. 4 classes with Anne Mette have been scheduled:
Friday, July 19th 2013
Saturday and Sunday July 20th-21st, 2013 (2-day class)
Monday and Tuesday July 22nd-23rd, 2013 (2-day class)
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

During the 6 days of classes a wide variety of designs and techniques will be taught and your project will be tailored after your preferences and skill level.

Each class will have a theme 
(click on photos to enlarge)

Friday the Tatza basket is taught. This is also called a Polish Bread basket. You will make 2-3 baskets of this type during this one day class.

Saturday and Sunday a wide variety of designs of baskets and purses made on a Catalan base will be available for you to choose from.

Monday and Tuesday again, a wide variety of designs of baskets, trays and sculptural designs "frame baskets with or without frames" will be available for you to choose from.

Wednesday you will learn the
Burkina technique and make 2-4 small, charming baskets at this one day class.

More information about the classes - and a registration form - can be found under the tab "Hjornholm 2013 class" at the top and don't forget to check out Anne Mette's web-site Hjornholm Pil - now also an English version. 

Last year Anne Mette's class was filled within one week! So if you want to take one or more of this year's classes, make sure to register NOW.

Words and photos by Lene Rasmussen,Willows.


  1. And you say my shawls are pretty! They're just knitted things - I sure wish I could make baskets like these - they are absolutely stunning! :-)

    1. Ellen, I didn't see your comment until today!
      Yes, aren't they stunning? I wish they were mine, but they are the works of our coming teacher, Danish Anne Mette Hjornholm - who I will visit when I am in Denmark in May this year.
      And yes, your shawls are very, very pretty and they take many, many hours to knit. You don't make them in a day or two.

  2. Lene,

    I'm so happy that I was able to get into Anne's willow classes at your farm this summer. I missed it last year, so was quick on the draw this year.

    Looking forward to meeting my old cyber friend and fellow blogger in person.

    LOVE your new website, you did a great job, more power to you! Happy Weaving!

    The Wicker Woman,LLC--Cathryn Peters

    1. Thank you, Cathryn for your kind words about my new website.
      Like you I am looking forward to meeting you this summer and to the classes with Anne Mette. You will not be disappointed, for sure (with the classes, I mean :-) )


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