wilderness weekends

Black Ash Baskets

Explore the process of making Adirondack pack baskets from the beautiful black ash tree.

Join us for this workshop and explore the process of making Adirondack pack baskets from the beautiful black ash tree.

These baskets are functional, durable, and stunning works of art. Learn how to identify the black ash tree and how to properly prepare it for splint making. Experience the process of pounding the wood and peeling up growth rings as we transform this soggy piece of wood into beautiful basket splints.

Everyone will have the opportunity to make a basket out of black ash, as well as a full size pack basket out of pre-made rattan strips. You will walk away with a beautiful finished basket as well as the tools to take this skill as far as you want!

Friday 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

(Fee includes all materials; 12 Students maximum)

Participants in Adult Weekend Workshops can stay overnight on Friday and Saturday: your cabin rates are $15 per person for shared unheated, $20 per person for shared heated and $60/$80 per cabin for a private cabin. Sharing means up to three additional people of the same gender in same cabin. All cabins are furnished with camp style beds and have electricity. In late November, our bathhouse will likely be shut down, but you would still have shared use of a heated bathroom (no shower) and kitchen.

Simply select the appropriate Add On when you register online. Please plan to "leave no trace" and pack out anything you bring in.

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  • Black Ash Baskets
  • Cost includes all materials
  • November 17 - 19, 2017
  • Arnot Forest
  • $225.00
  • Register

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