Lauralee Northcott

“Take this piece of the valley from my heart to yours”

I am a professional musician and so I was quite shocked when I began weaving baskets and found that my hands just love the work. Never having created this way before, learning to weave has been a journey of discovery and joy.

During my first summer in the Methow Valley I fell in love with the smell of pine trees. For my first two summers I camped out all season. The heady smell of hot pine needles in the summer heat is a treasure to my senses. I was inspired to learn to weave from a friend, and was soon smitten by fine baskets!

I am equally taken by the variety and beauty of stones, gems, and beads. I love to work with colors, textures, and various threads to create as beautiful a basket as I can possibly create. I am especially happy with making valet trays, a special place to keep your pocket tools for the night!

Contact Lauralee:
PO Box 276
Winthrop, WA 98862
e-mail: lauraleenorthcott at


Smell the Methow
in her pine needles.
It is the scent
of season and home.
Follow these winding coils,
let them hold memories.
Here are joys and sorrows
of days lived well.
Take this piece of the valley
from my heart to yours.