Ash Splint Basket Making

In 2018 there will be a rare opportunity to learn about Ash Splint Basket Making on a two day course led by the highly repected craftsman Steve Tomlin.

Dates: 17th -18th March 2018

Course Tutor: Steve Tomlin

Location: Yurtworks, Greyhayes, St Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LP.

Time: 9.30 - 4.30

Telephone : 07974633320

Book by email or phone: timhutton@yurtworks.co.uk

Cost: £ 190.00 includes materials.

Ash Splint Basket Making:

Ash Splint Basketry is a new and exciting craft being introduced to the UK. An ash log is pounded to separate the individula growth ring layers which are woven into ligtweight elegant and strong baskets. Traditionally carried out in the US, Steve learned to make these baskets with April Stone- Dahl, an Ojibwe craftswoman from Wisconsin. You will learn about pounding, grading, and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket.

The course will also include a short walk to see where the ash is grown and identify the most suitable trees for this kind of work.

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 focussing 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

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