Black Ash Market Basket
The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to the grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use for both weaving the basket and making the handles. Through scraping and cutting, we will prepare the splint to create a basket measuring approximately 11"x 6" x 6". Working with shave horse and drawknife, we will then bend a freshly harvested ash handle to insert into the basket, bringing the overall height to approx. 12”. Students will be exposed to cutting splints with scissors and slitting gauges, weaving a continuous weave basket, knife work and green wood bending. Made well with quality instruction and materials, the market basket can take generations of family any place they want to go.
Early Bird Discount
Register before June 4, 2021 to receive a $30 early bird discount
Please Note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.