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First ash splint packbasket of 2021

Here’s the first of a few packbaskets that I’m currently working on. They are 18″ high to the rim and 14″ approx wide at the belly. Fitted with veg tan leather straps and solid brass buckles. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Weaving ash splint pack baskets

Winter is typically the time when I make more items for sale and makes a nice counterpoint to the summer of teaching craft courses. This summer I’m enjoying weaving some ash splint packbasket commissions using the beautiful ash splint from … Continue reading

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Ash splint packbasket

The ash splints that I pounded this spring are working so well and I’m really pleased to have had another commission for this packbasket which I just finished. The basket measures 18″ to the rim with a top handle and … Continue reading

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Bending packbasket handles

The top handle of my pack baskets is a steam piece of ash which is fun to make and surprisingly quick once you’ve got used to them. It’s all small scale with the centre section just 6mm thick so care … Continue reading

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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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Making an ash splint pack basket

Ash splint pack basket detail
Some images from the process of making my latest ash splint pack basket. Continue reading

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Ash splint pack baskets


A pair of gorgeous ash splint pack baskets which I just finished making in time for Christmas. Continue reading

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