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Black Ash Berry Basket


with Zac Fittipaldi

Calendar May 19, 2018 at 9 am

Black Ash Berry Basket
May 19, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuition: $80 Materials: $20

Archaeologists have found portions of fancy ash splint basketry that predate the arrival of Europeans. The Black Ash tree has a ring-porous quality that allows it to be pounded into splints for use in basketry. You will learn the art of weaving this ancient craft. Choose between a pouch or basket base. First form the foundation, then turn up the splints to weave the main body, and finish with the rim. A must- have for any berry pickers.

About the Instructor: Zac Fittipaldi has taught at Wisconsin’s Driftless Folk School and elsewhere (including Mexico) for nearly a decade. His other traditional skill interests include maple sugaring, trapping and ancestral pottery.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $25.00

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