Course: Traditional Ash Basketry

April 23, 2016 10:00 am-April 24, 2016 4:30 pm

Prized for their durability, functionality, and beauty, ash baskets were once made by native tribes of north-eastern America.  Now considered a dying art, ash basketry is an important link to the cultural history of Eastern Canada and America. Join basket-maker and craftsman Josey Goodin and create your own basket on this two-day course.

Josey will begin by giving a presentation  on the traditional process of harvesting and preparing ash for weaving. Participants will then weave their own baskets from flat reed cane, which has similar properties to ash and weaves in the same manner. By the end of the weekend participants will have their own beautiful basket to take home.

Read more about Josey’s work here.

This course is held over Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April, 10am – 4.30pm.

£80 for whole course plus £40 materials to be paid on the day – to register call 01225 820866 or use our contact form.

All participants must register to take part in courses, workshops, talks, and some children’s workshops.