German Fine Skein Willow Basket

June 2, 2019 – June 8, 2019

Bill Roeder

In this workshop, taught in the German tradition, students learn to prepare the white willow into fine skeins to be used to weave a four-inch spiral basket over a mold. The history of German skeining is integral to the class, including information on the willows used. This includes a fully-wrapped foot and rim, adding of spokes in chase weave, and whaling. Participants must be physically capable of eight-hour days of fine weaving. Open to all skill levels, however some weaving experience is beneficial.


Bill Roeder was first introduced to basketry in 1989, and is co-founder of Fishsticks Basketry in Marysville, Washington. He has worked with willow and bamboo instructors from around the world and he travels to Germany to work with two past instructors and directors of the National School in Lichtenfels. Roeder teaches nationally, exhibits in galleries and has work in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.

Bill Roeder

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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