Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been making a new ash splint pack basket with the ash that I pounded earlier this spring. Here’s a few photos from the process.
First, preparing the splints by sorting them for thickness, cutting to width and scraping them smooth. I weave a rectangular base and then turn up the ribs to start weaving.
At the top of the basket, the ribs are split and turned down to lock them in place. I fit a steam bent handle and rims in place.
The rim is lashed on with more ash splint and then leather straps fitted. More photos in another post to come!