Supplies to bring to  each class:
  • bucket
  • spray bottle
  • tape measure
  • old towel
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • clothespins
  • packing tool or flat screw driver
  • knife or rim trimmer
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Thank you for visiting my website! 
If you are interested in having me teach a class or vend at your weaving event, please contact me, Shirley Mount

A little about me: I have been teaching basket weaving classes for 25 years, I don't know which I love more, teaching or weaving.  I have met so many treasured friends through the years and cannot imagine my life without them.  Thank you for sharing my passion.  I have a wonderful husband who graciously puts up with baskets EVERYWHERE, and encourages me to keep on teaching. My children and their families also encourage and share my interest in weaving. They help me cut kits and teach classes when I over extend myself!

I carry a wide variety of reed, handles, tools, spray stain, kits & patterns. If you do not see what you need, I probably have it, please call  to place an order at 715-447-8497 or email:

I have very competitive pricing. Come and shop and eliminate shipping costs. I am open most mornings or by appointment, it's always best to call first. I charge shipping only, no handling!

Directions: from the Eau Claire area take Hwy 29 east to Cadott, go North on Hwy 27 to Cornell, you must take a right to stay on 27, go through town and then take a right on Hwy 64 toward Gilman. From that point go 7 miles to 350th St., go south (right) one mile and I'm on the left.

from the SE take Hwy 29 to Stanley, go north on Cry Rd. H to Hwy 64 go left 3 miles to 350th St. go south one mile and I'm on the left.
Thanks! Shirley Mount

Welcome to The Basket Patch!

If you are interested in basket weaving, you have come to the right place. Here at The Basket Patch, I offer classes and workshops in the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving has been a true passion of mine for almost two decades. Not only do I have an immense love of the art of basket weaving, but I also genuinely enjoy teaching others how to weave. Here in Wisconsin; I am an instructor of many workshops for all levels of basket weavers. From beginners, to intermediates and the more advanced, I love teaching new weaving techniques in addition to showing other weaving enthusiasts how to work with the newest materials available. I offer a complete line of the finest basketry supplies, kits, handles, tools, spray stains, reeds and of course, my handcrafted baskets.

If you are interested in owning one of my famous “Nantucket style purse” which is my own design, let me know and I will make one to your unique specifications. Due to the many hours of work involved in creating the one of a kind purse, I require half of the payment in advance and the balance before I send it out. I will send pictures before I send the purse to you. Every purse includes a cloth liner and a handmade leather strap.

I welcome you to take a look through the website to see more of the products and services I offer at The Basket Patch. For more information, please feel free to send me an email at

Nesting Nantuckets! These beautiful baskets are wove on a mold. Check with me about hosting a class!
The Basket Patch
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              Open Weave
                    at The Basket Patch
             June 29th, 2019 9:00a.m.-5:00

It's that time of year again! It always amazes me how slow the wintertime goes and our summers just fly by!
Here are the steps to take to join the open weave:
1) Registration $10 must be paid by June 20th to hold your spot as space is limited. Mail check to Shirley Mount, 20965 350th St., Gilman, WI 54433 or I have a PayPal button on my website

2) Decide if you have a basket to finish up or if you want me to have a kit ready for you and if so what you'd like to work on. Baskets on molds are perfect for that day, or a bigger project that I may not offer in a class. I do have some pre-made kits if you want to pick out one of those.

3) Let me know what you will be working on for the day. 715-447-8497 or email me.

4) Show up on the 29th! I will have my usual sandwich bar and you are welcome to bring a side dish to share. I'll have bottled water, iced tea & coffee.   The Basket Patch, 20965 350th St., Gilman, WI

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