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From Checkerwork to Hex: Black Ash Baskets with a Twist

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Course Overview

In this course, students will be working with locally harvested and hand processed, pre-dried black ash splint to recreate an old style East Coast basket incorporating a plain, checkerwork base with hex sides. This basket, originally intended as a sieve or colander, will measure approximately 8” x 8” x 6” upon completion and will complement any setting quite perfectly. This requires some hand strength to use scissors to cut ash splint. Students ages 12+ may participate with an adult.  

Required Tools

  • All tools will be provided

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring a favorite scissors or whittling knife


Fri, May 20th, 2022  –  Sun, May 22nd, 2022

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Tuition: $220.00
Materials fee: $65.00

Meet the Instructor

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

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From Checkerwork to Hex: Black Ash Baskets with a Twist