Black Ash Berry Baskets

Course Information

18 and up.

This is a daily course, please bring your own food. Camping is available by request.

Make your own berry basket and in the process learn one of the oldest crafts in human history.  For thousands of years, in every culture, people have been crafting beautiful, durable and useful vessels from the materials at hand. Carry on the tradition and take home a beautiful, durable and useful basket made from local and responsibly harvested, hand pounded black ash logs.  

This is a great introduction to the extraordinary qualities of the black ash tree. Students will experience all the steps in the process, from a demonstration of pounding the log, to weaving their own unique, square to round basket with an optional leather strap.  Included is a discussion on identifying, choosing and harvesting a tree.


Please bring a material fee for the balck ash of $35 in cash or check made out to Penny Hewitt

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Directions, Gear & Logistics

Logistical information about what to bring for your class, camping during overnight courses, directions and so forth can be found here.

Registration Forms

Online registrations are preferred, but registration by mail is accepted. Either proceed online above, or mail in the forms below with a check for the deposit.