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Black Ash Workhorse Tote

~Workhorse Tote~ This basket is mostly black ash, with the option to add some willow, cedar and/or birch bark to the design.  Leather straps and a filled bottom with protective runners, make this basket a super sturdy one for toting tools, foraging edibles or anything else you can think of.

Learn all the basics of black ash basketry plus some additional skills.  In this two day workshop, students will experience all the steps in the process, from a demonstration of pounding the log, to weaving their own unique basket.  Saturday starts at 9am and goes until at least 5pm or a bit later, with Sunday ending by 4pm ideally.  Good knife skills and hand strength will be helpful. There is also an additional $125 materials fee to be paid to Penny Hewitt.

Taught by Penny Hewitt of Lazy Mill Treecraft

Pictures by Penny Hewitt



  • Black Ash Workhorse Tote
     July 23, 2022 - July 24, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Black Ash Workhorse Tote 2023
     July 22, 2023 - July 23, 2023
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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     May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
     Roots School Campus