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Black Ash Hex Weave Basket

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Course Overview

The hex weave basket is commonly called a "cheese basket" because it can be used for processing cheese. However, this holey design is perfect for holding produce or other displayed storage needs. This project will be made from Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The harvesting and processing techniques for Black Ash will be demonstrated by the instructor. The hexagonal weave pattern will make up the stunning base and it will be finished with a lashed rim. Students will weave in three directions to make their own medium sized basket and become hexed themselves by this amazing material and enchanting pattern. No prior basket skills are required but this project requires hand strength and dexterity

Required Tools

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Session Information

This course will be part of Basket Week 2021! Plan to arrive early for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 8 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings in the morning before your class begins at 2pm. A full schedule of events will be available in late summer.


Fri, Oct 8th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: Day 1: 2pm-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $235.00
Materials fee: $75.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, April Ogimaakwe Stone
April Ogimaakwe Stone
Odanah, WI

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Black Ash Hex Weave Basket