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Pounded ash pack basket finished

My latest ash splint pack basket is complete and I’m super pleased with it. All the splints for this were pounded in the UK from sustainably managed english ash (Fraxinus excelsior). They are graded, cut to width and shaved smooth … Continue reading

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Making a new ash splint pack basket

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, … Continue reading

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Pounding english ash splints for basket making

It really felt like spring is in the air this weekend. I was down near Derby pounding a couple of english ash logs to make ash splints for my baskets and courses. Hammering the log breaks the bond between the … Continue reading

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Ash splint basket making workshop in Wales

I was invited to north Wales to teach ash splint basket making to a group as part of the Halkyn Mountain Living Landscape project which is educating people about their local area and crafts associated with the landscape. Ash splint … Continue reading

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Ash splint wall baskets

A small number of y beautiful ash splint wall baskets now available. Continue reading

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Ash splint basket making film – My father's tools


A beautiful short film about ash splint basket making. Continue reading

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Ash splint basket course in Cornwall

Ash splint basket making UK
Learn to weave ash splint baskets in Cornwall 17th -18th March 2018 Continue reading

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Prize winning ash splint basket


One of my craft items won first place in a national woodworking show last weekend but which one? Continue reading

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A happy customer

Some lovely feedback from a recent customer. Continue reading

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Ash splint wall baskets

ash splint wall baskets
A new pair of ash splint wall baskets, the same yet different. Which is your favourite? Continue reading

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