Plaiting with Black Ash (For Women & Non-Binary Makers) November 25th 10:00-3:00
For this wonderful weaving weekend, participants will learn about diagonal plaiting, as they weave their very own basket using traditionally harvested Black Ash splint from the swamps in northern WI, measuring approx. 8“x8“x8“, to take home. Decorative weaving using dyed splint will be incorporated into the finished basket at the end of class and as time permits. Aside from the laughter, lessons, and stories shared during this amazing weekend, a traveling display of baskets and reference materials, as well as a “log to pound”, will be set up on site for further enhancement.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm w/ a break for lunch
+ $20 for materials fee payable to April Stone on the day of class
Take both classes: 2 days of weaving offers 2 sizes of baskets and the opportunity to better understand and explore diagonal plaiting!
About April Stone:
April began her journey as a basket weaver in 1998.
Since late 2000, April has shared her working knowledge of Ash splint basketry with thousands of people of all ages, and over the years, throughout the Great Lakes region and more recently, internationally. She enjoys teaching others about the awesome qualities of Black Ash and what people can make with their hands.
April’s affinity for Black Ash reveals itself the moment she picks up her scissors and starts cutting material. Her finished baskets are some of the sturdiest, most well made baskets in the country.
*Cancellation policy: Please give 1 week notice and you will be refunded 85% to cancel class.