Basket weaving, chair seat weaving, and gourd craft books can be mixed to take advantage of volume discounts click on the thumbnail image for more information or a larger image of the item. Black ash baskets of the great lakes ziibiwing indigenous peoples arts market, ziibiwing center, mount pleasant, mi, annual participant since 1999. The strongest baskets in new england are made from strips of wood processed from brown ash trees. Jonathan kline black ash baskets added 5 new photos to the album. Pounding, shaving and weaving alice ogden black ash baskets. When black ash baskets were first made by the hochunk early in the nineteenth century, they were unadorned and made strictly for home use. White oak and black ash splints from the basket makers catalog. Stephen zeh uses maine brown ash, english bridle leather, shearling shoulder pads, and copper and brass fittings in his luxe pack baskets. He has received two new york state foundation of the arts awards and his baskets have appeared in country living, country home, e. These baskets are made from the annual growth rings of the black ash tree. Black ash baskets click on any image below to enlarge. Store your favourite things with our smart and accessible bookshelves and shelves. Adirondack basketry packs are woven with reed by linda.
I bought a pretty good sized one with a leather strap intended for collecting. H styles traditional item type vintage, antique or preowned tear sheet condition notes excellent minor wear consistent with age and history excellent minor wear consistent with age and history less. Lena pego strongsaginaw chippewa black ash splints. Updates about the basket makers catalog and the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Gun lake potawatomi elder and his family of black ash basket. Read black ash baskets online by jonathan kline books free 30. Shaker black ash splint storage basket from cantebury, new hampshire. The future of the brown ash tree, and white ash and green ash, are in peril. They are threatened by the emerald ash borer which is an asian beetle that kills all three types of ash trees found in maine.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Authentic black ash baskets basket weaving is an old traditional art that has been carried on through many generations. Black ash baskets ebook by jonathan kline rakuten kobo. Mini splint is recommended for miniature baskets up to 3 inches. Steve loved teaching the art of black ash basketry to his children and grandchildren. The legend of the black ash basket relates the tale of how black elk, a great anishnabe leader provided a way to teach his people patience and provide them with a way to provide for their families by learning the sacred art of crafting the splint of the black ash tree into baskets. Tiips, tools, and techniques for learning the craftcover. Adirondack basketry pack design was created from studying traditional antique packs made with native pounded ash. Red arrow familydon stevens, saginaw chippewa, and ida stevens black ash splints, grass rope 11x 8x 5. Traditionally, these baskets are made from black ash splints hard to find, heavy and very expensive. Read black ash baskets by jonathan kline for free with a 30 day free trial. Pounding, shaving and weaving alice makes her baskets from high quality, new hampshire black ash logs, which are supplied by her husband, a skilled professional logger. The strips are subsequently collected and woven into baskets.
Our shelving units are made for all kind of items at home, from porcelain to that special novel. Mar 02, 2011 jonathan kline lives in trumansburg, new york, where he makes baskets from black ash trees he harvests near his home. Fine selection of quality handwoven and handcrafted ash shaker baskets for shaker basketry collectors. In new hampshire, the trees are called brown ash and in other regions of new england they are called black ash. Black ash or wisqoq has always been an important part of mikmaw culture. Similar to their work in the film, pigeon and his family gathered around a small tent during the 2015 potawatomi gathering of nations in carter, wisconsin to practice the age old. Maine weaver fran doonan is a selftaught black ash basket maker, as she says. Tips, tools and techniques for learning the craft, awardwinning basket. Basic skills for making splint baskets from scratch. Historic woodsplint baskets in new england were typically woven of black ash fraxinus nigra, which was sometimes referred to as brown ash. White oak and black ash splints from the basket makers.
The black ash baskets of the potawatomi the public is invited to the opening of an exhibit celebrating the pokagon band of potawatomi indians, and their art of black ash basket making. Black ash baskets jonathan kline 5126 mott evans road trumansburg, ny 14886 phone. Extra steps are taken to create a tightly woven, trimmed quality basket. All of her patterns are available at the store on this website. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Steve was known for his generosity and showed his family how to be kind and giving to. Since its discovery, michigan has lost over 500 million ash trees, and the department of agriculture predicts the loss of the entire ash resource of. First thing, that meant reacquiring some reference books i had kept a couple. Free shipping on due to covid19, orders may be delayed. Once you have identified a stand of black ash trees you will have to select one for use. Steps for 6 complete projects, like an oval breadbasket, are included and illustrated.
She teaches the art and produces limitededition baskets. Because it is flexible, strong and easy to work with it has been used by the mikmaw to make axe handles, snowshoe frames, canoe ribs and to build baskets for hundreds of years. Keeping the piece straight and even to fit in the frame will be the emphasis in the pattern. How to basket making videos offer free helpful hints for weavers. When using your mobile device click the menu icon above t hen click on the plus sign to see the product categories. This lovely book will give you the basic skills for making black ash splint baskets. See all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading black ash baskets. The black ash needle book, with covers woven of black ash splint, was inspired by. See more ideas about basket weaving, basket, weaving. Black ash the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Black ash baskets by jonathan kline overdrive rakuten. Awardwinning basket maker jonathan kline discusses the history and tools involved in black ash basketmaking.
See more ideas about basket weaving, basket and weaving. Basket weaving, chair seating, and gourd craft books can be mixed to take advantage of volume discounts. It was apparent that baskets could be decorative as well as useful, so the utilitarian grew to be more decorative. Along with his family, he shared his knowledge with his native communities and many school districts in the area. The black ash needle book, with covers woven of black ash splint, was inspired by the poplar ware made by the shakers. A lot of people have asked how i make the black ash baskets. At work making pack baskets with bill mackowski articles. Vintage large handmade black ash wood basket chairish. He began making baskets seriously in the early 1980s and today produces 4050 pack baskets and 25 or 30 creels a year. Black ash baskets tips, tools, and techniques for learning the craft. When stained, ash can look very similar to oak quercus spp. She strips the black ash logs of their bark, then pounds the logs to loosen the layers of wood. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your.
Black ash is marvelously adaptable in that it can be used in its rough state in heavier weight to make humble work baskets for use in the fields, or it can be processed to satiny smooth, near paper thinness for use in very finely woven miniature baskets or a myriad of variations anywhere between the two. This basket was pictured on page 180 in the book appalachian baskets by john. Discover an assortment of woven baskets in different colors and hampers for all of your household needs at pier 1 imports. Woven and lashed by hand, no glues, tacks, or staples are used. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. The mold is not included in the kit, but most molds are used to create several different baskets. Rims, handle, and skids are made of shagbark hickory that is split, carved, and bent to fit each individual basket. The best time to cut a tree is in the spring when the sap is rising, but cutting can take place at other times in the year. Mike benedict, an experienced native american ash basket artist, talks of how he began to acquire the traditional basketmaking skill. In this howto book, awardwinning basket maker jonathan kline demonstrates the process of making splint baskets from black ash wood, including preparing.
A few years ago i was in nova scotia, visiting a micmac basket maker. The black ash tree is unique among all trees in north america. This may not be the best video i have ever seen however it is the best i could do on short notice. I make splint baskets in a wide selection of styles, sizes and finishes, from natural wood to aged paint in many colors. We weave with black ash, white cedar, birch bark, sweetgrass, basswood, and make baskets, and birch bark bitings from the birch tree. They come in so many different styles and sizes that we safely can say that youll find what youre looking for. In 2002, the emerald ash borer was discovered in michigan. Shaker handwoven ash basket and shaker basketry simply baskets. The black ash tree has a ringporous quality that allows it to be pounded into splints for use in basketry. May 26, 2009 brown ash baskets and custommade, brownash fishing creels are mackowskis specialty.
Gun lake potawatomi elder and his family of black ash. Find great information with diy basket making videos, diy basket making patterns, diy basket weaving videos, and diy basket weaving patterns. The handmade 8 x 10 barn wood frame is included with the kit. The endgrain of the wood is pounded with a malletcollapsing the weaker earlywood, and liberating the latewood to be peeled off in strips. He sells most of his pack baskets right out of his shop. June 24, 2015 fb folks, if you would like to be notified of my upcoming sale july, please join my email list on my website. It is also woven with black ash splint with hardwood handle rims. History of black ash basket making tools finding and preparing black ash preparing. It does not have fibers connecting the growth rings to each other. I create functional baskets and woven sculptures from black ash and hickory trees that i harvest near my home in the finger lakes region of new york state.
Kelly church grand traverse band of ottawa and ojibwe is a michiganbased basket weaver. He soaks the logs in a pond over the winter before pounding them. He has received two new york state foundation of the arts awards and his baskets have appeared in country living, country home, early american life, and architectural digest. Dec 15, 2010 kelly church is known for interweaving pictures of her ancestors into her baskets. By the 1890s, hochunk began selling their baskets to tourists and collectors. Splints are smooth on both sides and especially prepared for refined work. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
Only the best materials available to purchase or harvest are used to provide a high quality product. Basic black ash basket making techniques such as forming the cathead shape on a mold. Working with five different sizes of black ash, learn to follow a graph to weave this beautiful framed wall piece. Each basketry kit contains clearly written instructions and all of the parts required to make the basket black ash splint stakes and weavers, rims, handles, etc. Brown ash is s finicky tree, usually growing in swampy areas and in small numbers. Jonathan kline lives in trumansburg, new york, where he makes baskets from black ash trees he harvests near his home. Jonathan kline of black ash baskets in trumansburg, new york, whose designs we spotlighted in baskets as high art, has a cult following and makes pack baskets to order in a range of sizes, with or without straps. I make my baskets from trees that i harvest in the woodlands near my home in the new york state finger lakes region. A story of cultural resilience, details pigeons teachings and experiences making traditional native american black ash baskets. The menu icon is the green box with three horizontal lines.
There are many different nations who have made black ash baskets, ranging from about the middle of ontario or michigan, right through quebec, new york to the atlantic coast as far south as new jersey. Trimmed with thin leather, this book has an attractive inner cover and three pages of felt to hold needles a bright satin ribbon accents the completed book. Black ash trees grow in isolated pockets of cool, wet ground throughout the northeastern u. Supple strips of black ash for weaving and dense strong hickory for handles and rims make up each basket. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. She began her study in black ash basketry in the spring of 1998 after her husband had woven his first basket. Annetta has published stacks of patterns, many of them tiny black ash baskets. This special selection of handwoven shaker baskets includes a handpounded white ash shaker knife basket, a vintage cat head shaker basket of ash, an antiqued shaker market basket, a miniature shaker basket in white ash, and a handwoven large shaker market basket in reed. She would write down like a recipe in a book how to make each kind of basket and each different design. Tell your friends that you did it yourself with cane webbing and chair cane from the basket makers catalog. This basket is made from asian reed, the modern standard for flat woven baskets lightweight,durable, and renewable.888 577 1018 1357 1221 548 383 1145 1393 1448 1476 778 165 391 1089 711 768 128 632 468 1324 19 1337 455 166 124 185 434 685 156 914 415 1158 586 1373 1216 608 901 887 1073 478 1119 831 1090 646 955 414 629