Dani Sue is a Kentucky girl whose roots run deep. She first learned to weave while living on her grandparents' farm in Taylorsville, KY. “Their house and farm is my happy place," says Dani Sue, "it is where all my favorite memories of childhood are and where my love for weaving began.” Dani Sue learned to make her first basket when she was 6 years old, sitting on her Granny and Papaw's table with the basket, almost as big as she was, weaving her little heart out! Her Granny, Ardia Herndon, started teaching basket classes the year Dani was born in 1982. Thankfully, she began teaching Dani how to weave and continued to do so until the day she passed in May of 2019. One day in 2016, after making a basket, Dani Sue was sparked with a strong desire to carry on her granny’s basket teaching legacy. That desire has been the driving force behind her business, Dani Sue Creations, where she creates original basket designs, teaches and sells kits. While in Kentucky, Dani Sue Creations basket classes thrived and would often sell out within hours. After moving to Texas with her family, she has continued to teach and connect with a new audience of weavers both locally and online by learning how to produce instructional videos for students and by starting an annual subscription membership group called The Flock that connects weavers around the country. As a basket teacher, she has taught at the Kentucky Basket Association State Convention and the Kentucky Guild, taught ongoing education for the University of Texas Art Department Professors and been a featured presenter at the Austin Fiber Artists and local elementary and high schools. Her passion and joy for people and basket weaving is contagious! In June of 2022 Dani and her family relocated to the family farm. Her Granny left her 10 acres to build on so Dani returned to her deep roots in Kentucky and continues teaching basket class and growing her business on the farm.