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 woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. Traditionally carried out in the US, Steve learned to make these baskets with April Stone-Dahl, a native maker from Wisconsin. You will learn about pounding, grading and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket.
Steve Tomlin has been working professionally with green wood since 2003 and is an internationally respected craftsman with a huge breadth of knowledge and experience, both in making and teaching. His courses are always lively and fun while focusing on safe methods of work and passing on skills so you feel confident to continue at home. Visit his website www.SteveTomlinCrafts.co.uk for more details.
Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the course fee, the evening meal is not included as some people may not be staying on site overnight. For the evening meal, everyone who is staying in the woods is welcome to put some money into a kitty and we will cook communally and enjoy our meals together.
6th - 7th June - Ash Splint Basket Making with Steve Tomlin
Once booked, course dates are non refundable