Join Fazey Woodcraft for a day of Ash Splint Basket Making
Your tutor for the day will be the fantastic Michelle Mateo. Michelle is an experienced basket maker & bowl turner, and member of both The Heritage Crafts Association & The Basket Makers Association.
This one day course is designed to focus primarily on Ash splint basket weaving, which means the majority of the materials needed will be prepared in advance by Michelle herself. Throughout the day you'll learn knife techniques to prepare the ash for weaving, and learn about basic weave and the importance of tension. You’ll also get to understand the properties of Ash; its durability, its flexibility, strengths and weaknesses.
Learning these basic skills will give you the foundations needed to adapt future baskets to your own designs, as well as a new appreciation of the mighty Ash Tree.
Ash Splint Basketry has its roots in the indigenous cultures of North America, and shares many of the techniques used in the making of similar baskets from Europe.
Due to the way Ash trees grow, pounding or hammering the logs delaminates them, enabling the harvesting of thin strips of wood. These are then worked further before being woven into baskets.
Making Ash splints can be hard work - this one day course has been designed for those who want to dive straight into the basket weaving without all the hard work! If you fancy the challenge of going from 'Log to Basket' see the '2 day Ash Basket Workshop.
Courses run from approx 9:30am til 5pm.
The location is equipped with toilets, kitchen facilities & hot water.
Basic refreshments will be provided.
Please bring your own Lunch.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All Tools & Materials.
1 day (9:30am to 5:00pm)
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