Black Ash Basketry: An Introduction
Black ash splint is extremely flexible yet sturdy, making it a most elegant and functional material. In this course you'll learn the craft of preparing splint from the black ash tree, then use it to make a small black ash basket. Class discussion and hands-on experience includes learning to recognize black ash trees of basket splint quality and the technique involved in producing the final weaving material. Students will pound a log with a mallet to produce splint and should be physically fit for the task.
Length: 2 Days