The black ash pack basket: it's beautiful, highly functional, and can be made using simple materials. The first part of the class will be spent preparing black ash splint for our basket by pounding a locally harvested log. Next, we'll weave the basket and finish it with a rim, and harness. The finished basket will stand 18" high, and be perfect for forages in the woods, excursions to the grocery store, canoe camping, ice fishing, or bigger adventures further afield. It’s a classic project students will enjoy for years to come. Note: this is a physically demanding course; students should be prepared to stand and swing a 3-5 pound mallet for several hours. Expect to be tired at the end of each day!
- Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.