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Black Ash Basketry

Black Ash Basketry supplies, connections to Black Ash Basketmakers, tips, techniques and Black Ash baskets to inspire you.

Black Ash Woodsplint Basketry Supplies
Sources of hand pounded Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) woodsplint for use in making Black Ash baskets. Sometimes referred to as Brown Ash.

Black Ash Basketmakers
Directory of Black Ash Basketmakers from around the world.

Black Ash Woodsplint Baskets
Individual baskets created from black ash woodsplint materials. Images to inspire you.

How To Pound A Black Ash Log Into Woodsplints
Simple step by step instructions on how to pound a Black Ash log.

Black Ash Basketry - The Baskets
This feature article spotlights the black ash woodsplint basket.

Black Ash Basketry - The Material
Identifying and selecting a brown ash tree to pound into basketry woodsplint.

Black Ash Basketry - The Process
Feature article on how to identify and process a black ash log into woodsplints by pounding apart the growth rings.

Free Pattern - Square Black Ash Basket With Curls
Illustrated free instructions for making a 4 x 4 inch square black ash woodsplint basket with curls.

Free Pattern - Black Ash Cuff Bracelet
Illustrated instructions to weave a twill Black Ash Woodsplint Bracelet.

Making a Basket From a Tree
This article authored by Martha Wetherbee first appeared in the publication Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood. It is now available for preview on Google Book Search. The article describes the process of identifying and processing a Black ash tree into splints for basketmaking. It also goes into some detail of how to weave a basket from woodsplint and carve and fit a basket handle. You can also view articles in this same publication about splitting green wood, making a shavehorse and other green wood technologies.

Making A Brown Ash Pack Basket (link has gone dead, but you may be able to view partial content here)
Photo essay by Bill Mackowski of Old Wolf Outpost demonstrates the process of creating a Brown Ash woodsplint pack basket.

Snowflake Basketweave Ornament
Free pattern for a Black Ash and Sweetgrass Basketweave Snowflake Ornament. Make a Christmas Tree Ornament for your tree.

Tree and Tradition
This article details the use of Brown Ash in Maine Native American Basketmaking.

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