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Ash Splint Basketry

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Duration: 3 Days

Price: £240

Contact: Judith at Small Woods Association

The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 8th May 2020

About the Course

This course will take you through the full process of creating your own unique Ash Splint Basket.

You will learn:

- How to select appropriate wood
- To pound an Ash log to separate the growth ring layers and create splints
- Processing splints
- Weaving techniques to create a basket

This course will be taught by the experienced Andrew Kirby of Kirby Woodworks


This course will run on a Bank Holiday weekend - note that the Bank Holiday is on Friday this year.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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