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Picture of cultured willow basket by Sandy Whalen

Cultured Willow Basket by Sandy Whalen

This basket is also used as the background graphic on the cookbook pages. It is woven out of cultured willow which Sandy raises on her farm in south eastern Michigan

Meet Sandy Whalen

Since Sandy lives on a farm, it seemed only logical to her to grow her own weaving materials. Willow was a natural choice. She fell in love with it from the start. She is basically self-taught, but has taken classes in England, and from European instructors here in the United States. Sandy co-authored the book, Natural Baskets. Sandy has been teaching workshops for 9 years at state conventions and guilds.

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