Thu, May 28 | Biddeford Adult Learning Center

Ash Splint Berry Baskets

Learn to weave a strong and beautiful ash splint berry basket that will last a lifetime! We'll cover the basics of identification, ethical gathering, processing and storage, and horizontal plaited basketry.
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Ash Splint Berry Baskets

Time & Location

May 28, 2020, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Biddeford Adult Learning Center, 189 Alfred St # 2, Biddeford, ME 04005, USA

About the event

Ash trees, like oaks, elms, hickories, and more, are ring-porous: the spring growth or "earlywood" (the area between the true growth rings of the tree) is full of pores. This unique characteristic allows for the rings of these trees to be separated individually, along the length of the log, so they maintain their full integrity and strength. This makes them ideal for weaving into baskets. Using a knife, growth rings may be further split and shaved into splints for weaving.

Learn to weave an ash splint berry basket. We'll cover the basics of identification, ethical gathering, processing and storage, and horizontal plaited basketry. These strong baskets will, if properly cared for, last a lifetime or more. $50 includes all required tools, materials and tuition.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or rewildmaine@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.

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