One-day Ash Splint Basketry Course - Make a wall basket with leather handle


This class is for Saturday Saturday the 30th of March 10.00-16.30 held at:

The Green Wood Guild
Rural Arts Centre
Stepney City Farm
Stepney Way
E1 3DG

This one-day workshop is suitable for beginners with a little weaving experience and those at a more intermediate level

-Workshop Details-
In this one-day class you will weave an ash splint basket with a rectangular bottom and rounded top, with a leather handle. The techniques used today have their roots in traditional basket making of North America.

Each ash splint used to weave the basket starts as a section of the tree’s growth ring and are created through pounding an ash log. All the splints will be prepared in advance but you will learn about the process and tools used to do this.

The skills learnt in the day will give you the foundation to adapt future baskets to your own design and it will give you a new appreciation of the mighty ash; it's durability, flexibility, strengths and weaknesses.

-Skills / Techniques Covered-
How to ‘harvest’ ash splints
Preparing ash splints for weaving; knife techniques and uses of different tools
Basic weave
Finishing the rim; woodworking and knife techniques

Materials are included in the booking fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor.

Please bring with you:
* A notebook and/or camera should you wish to take your own notes or make a visual documentary.
* A packed lunch (there is an option to buy lunch nearby if preferred, but you may need to order in advance).

**Cancellation Policy **

Students may cancel up to 28 days prior to the course date via a written notice via email. Under these circumstances a £20 cancellation fee will be subtracted from the course refund. After this time, regrettably refunds will not be offered, unless your place can be filled. We will advertise your course and in the event we are able to sell the place at short notice, you shall be refunded for the full amount minus the same £20 cancellation fee. If you are booked on a course and do not turn up on the day then no refund or transfer will be given. You can transfer your place on a course to a friend at any point before the course starts. If you do wish to transfer your place to a friend, please notify me via the website as soon as possilbe.

Michelle Mateo Crafts reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course for any reason (for example, stormy weather, illness, a pandemic, government direction or restrictions, insufficient numbers etc) and shall not be liable for any consequential loss that may be incurred. I will notify you of a course cancellation or postponement as soon as possible. Under these circumstances, we will either be able to transfer your booking to another available class, offer a credit note against future course dates or refund your course fee in full.