Fri, Jul 06|
Brown Ash Pack Baskets
Learn to process brown ash logs into splints for basketry, and learn to weave a brown ash pack basket.
Time & Location
Jul 06, 2018, 9:00 AM – Jul 08, 2018, 5:00 PM
Share Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
Ash trees, like oaks, elms, chestnuts, 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 process brown ash logs into splints for weaving, and weave a brown ash pack basket. We'll be pounding logs, removing rings, stripping, shaving and splitting into splints, and weaving. These strong baskets will, if properly cared for, last a lifetime or more. All tools and materials will be provided. You may bring your own knife, if you'd like. You should bring a lunch, water bottle and whatever else you may want for the day. Snacks will be served.
We are excited to finally be able to offer this oft-requested program!
This workshop will be held at my home on Sheridan Street in Portland. I have held many successful classes and workshops in my home! It’ll be great. I'll leave the Rewild Maine sign outside so you'll know which house it is. You shouldn't have any trouble finding a place to park. Give me a call if you get lost.
Space is limited. If you're interested in taking this class, you Must register online ahead of time.
Brown Ash Pack Baskets 7/6