One-day ash splint course - bias weaving basketry


This class is for Saturday the 14th of October held at:

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

This is a full day that runs from 10.00-16.00

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 in bias weave.

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 pounded in advance and you will learn how to process the splints using stripp cutters and a carving knife.

The skills learnt on 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
Bias weave
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).

**Please note a follow up email will be sent after purchase. **