Basketry: Willow Bark Bowl

Fiber Arts

Basketry: Willow Bark Bowl

Explore seasoned barks from growing to harvesting, and from weaving to finishing.

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 10/21/2023 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  2. Sun, 10/22/2023 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sat, 10/21/2023 - Sun, 10/22/2023


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Learn to prepare seasoned barks for a plaited platter with shallow or deep sides. Meditative rows of twining define the sides and swirls of your basket. Learn the innovative chase weave developed by your instructor while she designed this basket. The edge treatment, bordered with roots or barks, will be thoughtfully chosen for each piece. These remarkable containers are woven to become both a serving piece on the table, or displayed artfully on the wall. The basket incorporates a variety of willow barks, and roots and threads for the border.


Skill Level: Intermediate. Some experience with basketmaking is recommended.


A $135 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers the barks, roots, and thread that are hand-selected by your instructor.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Judy Zugish

Judy Zugish cultivates, harvests, and creates woven forms both large and small. The soul of Judy’s baskets begin in her garden. Her growing education started in 1976 and persists today in her fiber arts garden in Snohomish County where she exhibits, teaches, and travels widely on the pathway of basketmaking. Most recently, she brought her willow bark skills to basket weavers in New Zealand in May 2023. You can visit Fishsticks Basketry School, the gardens, and Judy’s artworks in person and at

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