About East Troy Basketry
East Troy Basketry is located in the quaint little country town of East Troy, Wisconsin. Just off Interstate Hwy 43 in Southeastern Wisconsin. East Troy Basketry is within an easy driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, Beloit and the Chicago area.
We offer only the highest quality and freshest materials we can find from the most reputable sources available. One of the most unique items is our fretwork bases. We have four woodworkers who make every possible type of base including over 50 different designs of fretwork bases that are only available at East Troy Basketry.
We offer classes to all levels of weavers. We have 4 instructors on staff. Several other local teachers provide classes regularly and nationally renowned guest teachers come to East Troy Basketry every 4-6 weeks. In the past years we have hosted Jill Choate from Alaska, Cathryn Peters from Minnesota, Flo Hoppe and John McGuire from New York, Patti Hawkins from Alabama, Anne Coleman from Kentucky, Regina Riley and Marlys Sowers from Iowa, Lisa Herout, Ann Krumpos, Linda Johnson, and Susan Eckles from Illinois, Cass Schorsch and Kathy Tessler from Michigan, Marla Helton, Karen Griffith and Sherian Cody from Indiana, Lyn Siler from North Carolina, Judy Wilson from Georgia and Marlene Meyer, Tressa Sularz, Pam Talsky, Sandy Bulgrin, Annetta Kraayeveld, Mark Katz and Donna Kallner from Wisconsin and many more.
We have a wonderful staff on hand to assist you with all of your weaving needs. When you come to East Troy Basketry, you will be greeted by our loving pets, Cleo, Tucker and Willow. Check out our staff and the story behind Tucker and Willow.