What an amazing weekend with @stevetomlincrafts teaching Ash splint basket making here @brookhousewoods A great teacher and a lovely group, thanks @coppicegodofficial @jeffreythenaturalbuilder @siwbox @gardenerben and the others who were with us for making it such a lovely weekend
Ash splints freshly pounded from english ash. Most of this will be used for some workshops I'm teching this year in the UK, passing on what I've lerned and encouraging others to explore this fantastic material.
Weave, dry, pack down. Weave, dry, pack down. It adds time to the process and can break the work flow but it's important to keep the weave tight as the splints dry and shrink. This is the gap in my pack basket this morning. Neglect to pack down and you end up with a saggy basket and that's never a good look.