Sun, Jun 09|
Black Ash Berry Baskets with Guest Instructor Penny Hewitt
This is a great introduction to the extraordinary qualities of the black ash tree. Weave a square to round basket, approximately 6”x 6”. $40 additional Materials fee due to Instructor day of class Materials fee of $40 to be paid to instructor day of class.
Time & Location
Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bethel, 285 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
About the event
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.
Additional Materials fee of $40 to be paid to instructor day of class.
Among other things, Penny is a homeschooling mom, craftsperson and homesteader, who is inspired by the traditions of other cultures to revitalize and share skills useful to everyday life. In an effort to deepen her connection to the land and limit her participation in consumer culture, she strives to grow, craft and participate in seasonal harvests for as many of her needs and wants as possible. She is also grateful to be part of a generous community of talented makers and growers with whom she trades skills, ideas and wares. She uses hand harvested resources from the forest, letting the qualities of varying materials dictate their use. You can find her teaching children and adults all over Vermont and beyond; in private homes, on farms, at her studio in the Northeast Kingdom, at art centers and traditional skills schools and gatherings.
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Black Ash Berry Baskets
This is your proof of registration for Berry Baskets with Penny HewittPrice$125.00