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Ash Splint Baskets with Steve Tomlin

Course Dates for 2021

Wed / Thu 6th / 7th October - £165 including lunch, materials and refreshments

2 day course from 9.45am - 4.30pm approx. Price includes materials lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357;

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.

Weaving an ash splint basket

You will be taught about pounding, grading and preparing the splints and learn the skills necessary to make a beautiful table basket.

Dispaly of ash splint baskets

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 -

Photos on this page © Steve Tomlin Crafts

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