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From Checkerwork to Hex: Black Ash Baskets with a Twist

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Course Overview

Black ash splint is a sturdy, flexible material that lends itself well to a variety of weaving techniques to create beautiful and useful baskets. In this course, students will be working with locally harvested and hand processed, pre-dried black ash splint to recreate an old style East Coast basket. This basket will incorporate a plain, checkerwork base with hex sides. This basket, originally intended as a sieve or colander, will measure approximately 8”x8”x6” upon completion and will complement any setting quite perfectly. This requires some hand strength to use scissors to cut the ash splint. Students ages 12+ may participate with an adult.  A 25% tuition discount applies to the youth registrant when registering with a full playing adult. Note, an $85 materials fee will be payable to the instructor during class.

Materials Fee

  • $85 paid to instructor during class

Required Tools

  • All tools will be provided

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring a favorite scissors or whittling knife


Fri, Apr 26th, 2024  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Tuition: $255.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, April Ogimaakwe Stone
April Ogimaakwe Stone
Odanah, WI

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From Checkerwork to Hex: Black Ash Baskets with a Twist