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. Photo taken October 2019. Hogansburg, NY. Photo by Amy Feiereisel.

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