Willow Basket Weavers At Royalton Library

basket weaving

The Royalton Public Library was bustling with activity on Saturday, March 7 when seven enthusiastic folks took part in a workshop to learn the art of willow basket weaving. The instructor, retired social worker Len Sharon, provided willow shoots which he harvests from wetlands near his home in rural Randall. He moved from student to student exhibiting patience and good humor. Each person left the library with a lovely basket crafted with their own hands.

Photo: Instructor Len Sharon assists Cheryl Stanek as her basket begins to take shape.