Black Ash Plaited Basket, with Liandra Skenandore

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Black Ash Plaited Basket, with Liandra Skenandore

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$70 – $120

Plaited baskets are simple but beautiful and still strong holders for many precious and humble items. In this class students will make one black ash plaited basket. Students will prepare their basket pieces by cutting and knife scraping ash splint material and will learn the plaited weave. Students will learn how to finish the basket by tucking in the base/weaver pieces. A log pounding and splint splitting demonstration will be done where students can participate in the intricate process of attaining ash splint material. Students will also learn about Haudenosaunee traditions and histories of black ash basket weaving. A display table of baskets and basket books will be available for students to interact with.

Instructions — Feel free to bring water and a notebook for any notes you’d like to take.

Dates: Saturday, August 24
Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Lunch will be provided.
Ages: 12+
Location: People’s Food Co-op, 315 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601
Materials Fees: $45

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines (not including Materials Fees)

Supporter Level Ticket: $120
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $95
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $70
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!


August 24
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$70 – $120
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