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Hex Weave Basket

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.

Basket Week 2018: Registration in this session of this course includes participation in a day of demonstrations, talks and other activities on Friday, August 31 as part of Basket Week for no additional tuition cost. More information will be provided in mid-summer. Please plan to participate!

Course Details

Length: 2 days