BEREA - On Saturday, Janet Northern of Mount Vernon will create baskets using honeysuckle vines and willow bark from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Northern has been making baskets for 13 years and is primarily self-taught.
She utilizes wood and natural vines she finds and gathers in the region surrounding her Rockcastle County farm to create her baskets.
The eastern Kentucky woodlands give her inspiration as well as material from which to work.
To prepare the honeysuckle vines, Northern boils them for 30 minutes and then strips off the outer bark to reveal the honey-colored, pliable surface of the vine.
When the vines are freshly cut they are pliable, but over time they dry out and need to be soaked in water to re-soften them.