Ankaret Dean has been a fibre artist since 1975, when she graduated from Sheridan College School of Design in Mississauga.She spent the next 20 years exhibiting her work and teaching weaving and. basketry across North America. She travelled to England, Japam and Sweden to persue her interest in basketry. Before moving tto Lanark County in 1994 to a larm, she went to India and Bangladesh to work with craft organizTions with CESO. In 1997 she co-founded the mcDonalds Corners and Ellphin Recreatiom and Arts , a successful community arts project. and
Since 2012, she has lived in the village of McDonals Corners, and this year is opening a Basketry Museum in the 1939'stable.