Carrie Hill on beginning her basket making career

Carrie Hill is a modern basket maker and the owner of Chill Baskets. She works out of a home studio and has work in museums and collections around the world. Making baskets from sweetgrass and black ash splint is a tradition that goes back generations in her family, but Carrie learned as an adult, from her Auntie Laura. At the encouragement of a friend, Carrie started selling her baskets at craft shows. She began taking commissions, and teaching basket making classes. In 2014, Carrie decided to pursue basket making full time.

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