Ash splint basketry is a new and exciting craft being introduced to the UK. An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are then woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. These baskets are traditioanlly from the US and Steve learned the craft with April Stone-Dhah, an Ojibwe craftswoman from Wisconsin.
You will be taught about pounding, grading and preparing the splints and learn the skills necessary to make a beautiful table basket.
Steve Tomlin is a regular tutor at Broadrake and has been here many times since he first taught us scything in 2013. Have a look at his website here - stevetomlincrafts.co.uk
Photos on this page © Steve Tomlin Crafts
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