Black Ash Basketry supplies, connections to Black Ash Basketmakers, tips,
and Black Ash baskets to inspire you.
Adirondack Pack Baskets
A variety of resources on the History of, how to make, where to buy patterns, kits, supplies, harnesses, new and
antique ash woodsplint or reed finished Adirondack Pack Baskets.
Black Ash Basketry Books
Historic woodsplint baskets
in New England were typically woven of Black ash (Fraxinus nigra), which
was sometimes referred to as brown ash. To learn more about the history and
production of hardwood splint baskets in the New England tradition I recommend
that you read these black ash basketmaking books.
Black Ash Woodsplint Basketry Supplies
Sources of hand pounded Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) woodsplint for use in making Black Ash
baskets. Sometimes referred to as Brown Ash.
Black Ash Basketmakers
Connect to Black Ash Basketmakers from around the world.
Black Ash Woodsplint Baskets
Individual baskets created from black ash woodsplint materials. Images to inspire you.
Black Ash As A Natural Material
Plant identification, cultivating, harvesting and processing Black Ash (Fraxinus
nigra) as a natural material used for basketmaking.
Black Ash Basketry Tips, Techniques and
Learn how to identify and pound a black ash log into woodsplints,
process your splint into basketry materials and make a pack basket.
Knives - The One Handed Drawknife
A presentation of the Hudson Museum that details the history of the use
of crooked knives in basketmaking and other traditional handcrafts. Extensive
image gallery of historic crooked knives.
Free Black Ash Woodsplint Basket Patterns
Step by step instructions to make black ash baskets, a bracelet and
Black Ash and Sweetgrass Christmas Tree Ornament.
Oneida Art of Basketry
Presentation from the Shako:wi Cultural Center
at the Oneida Indian Nation of the history and technology of early Oneida
black ash baskets.
The Threat Emerald Ash Beetle (EAB) Poses to Black Ash Basketry
Watch a video that touches on the major threat to a way of life that is posed by
the Emerald Ash Beetle, an invasive species of wood boring beetle, native to
China and eastern Asia, which targets ash trees.
Protecting your ash trees from EAB.