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About Dani Sue

Danielle (Herndon) Anderson is the owner of Basket Maker's Supply and Dani Sue Creations.

Danielle, also known as Dani or Dani Sue, started weaving at the age of 6, under the loving guidance of her granny, Ardia Herndon...

Her roots in basket making...

Growing up in Taylorsville, KY, a small town outside of Louisville, Danielle spent most of her days at her Granny (Ardia Herndon) and Pepaw’s house. Granny began weaving in 1982, the same year Danielle was born, and taught classes for over 30 years. When Danielle was 6 years old her Granny taught her how to make her first basket– a Nantucket! When Danielle asked Granny why she started her on such a hard basket Granny quickly replied, “Well, I thought if you could make the hard baskets, you could really make the easy ones!” Danielle's love of weaving and passion to expand the art to a new generation of weavers led her to launch Dani Sue Creations in 2016. Granny continued to help Danielle with her basket business until she passed on May 10, 2019.

Continuing her Granny’s legacy as a basket teacher, Danielle has taught at the Kentucky Basket Association State Convention and the Kentucky Guild. She has also expanded into art education, including working with professors at the University of Texas Art Department, serving as a featured presenter at the Austin Fiber Artists, as well as spending time educating local elementary and high school classes and art teachers across the state. Her work was featured nationally in Art Education.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

  • LEFT: Dani Sue's Granny, Ardia Herndon weaving a basket on the family farm.
  • RIGHT: Granny and Dani Sue looking at a basket together.

Her family

Danielle and her husband, Christopher, are parents to 3 amazing girls– Lillie Grace, Hannah Kay and Ella Rae. As you can imagine, there is never a dull moment as a stay-at-home mom of 3, small business owner and living on the family farm with their goldendoodle, Bear.

Having moved her family and business from Louisville, KY, to Austin, TX, and most recently back to the family farm in Taylorsville, KY, Dani continues to pioneer innovative ways to connect with and serve weavers of all ages and skill levels. From original basket designs, to in-person and virtual classes, to kits, supplies, apparel and more, Dani loves finding ways to weave memories and resource you to learn, connect and share the joys of basket weaving.

Danielle’s passion and joy for people and basket making is contagious.

Plan a visit

Dani Sue and her famliy invite you to come experience The Basket Barn for yourself!

Plan a trip, stop by and shop or sign up for an upcoming class. We would love to see you!

Thank you for your support as Dani Sue gets to live her dream of raising and helping support her family as a woman business owner and carrying on the rich legacy of basket making.