Multigenerational Basket Making Workshop

Kimberly and Brooklynn making black ash baskets

Kimberly is a member of the Hall family, known for their skills as master Ho-Chunk Black Ash and miniature basket weavers. Basket weaving is one of the longest practiced Ho-Chunk artistic forms, and both women and men continue to make baskets professionally today. Basket maker Kimberly Crowley will invite workshop attendees to make a communal Black Ash basket that will be displayed at Hawthorne Library. Additionally, attendees can make a personal paper basket with the help of Brooklynn, Kimberly’s apprentice and granddaughter.

Everyone over the age of 5 is welcome. Those 8 and under will require additional assistance from a guardian. 

Registration is required. Please register each member of your group. You will be asked to sign up for a 10-minute time-slot, during which you will meet with Kimberly Crowley and/or her granddaughter to get a quick tutorial on how to start your individual basket. If no spots are available and you are a Native person wanting to attend this workshop, please email

Part of the Teejop and Beyond: Celebrating Native Nations of the Great Lakes series in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. Visit for more info.

Teejop & Beyond: Celebrating Native Nations

Hawthorne Library
Community Room
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# of Submissions: 14
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