Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave
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 display needs. This project will be made from pre-pounded Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The hexagonal weave pattern will make up the stunning base and it will be finished with a lashed wooden White Ash rim system for complete sturdiness. Students will weave in three directions to make their own medium sized basket, approximately 12” in diameter, and become hexed themselves by this amazing material and enchanting pattern. The harvesting and processing techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor at the beginning of the session. No prior basket skills are required but this project requires hand strength and dexterity. This is a great weekend project for beginning basket makers.
You will need the following tools for this class:
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.