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Elements of Craft: Black Ash

Elements of Craft is a series produced by Will Moore - through a collaboration between WTIP and North House Folk School - that promotes interest in and exploration of the folk arts. Each month, the series looks at a different natural material and its use in various traditional crafts.

In the third episode of 2018, "Black Ash,"  Will takes a closer look at these north woods deciduous trees - and how they are pounded and peeled into strips to make heavy-duty and beautiful baskets. 

Click on the titles below to listen to the 2018 episodes:

Elements of Craft: Black Ash

Elements of Craft: Flour and bread
 
Elements of Craft: Wool, sheep, and natural dyes

And click on the titles below to listen to other episodes, that aired in 2017:

Elements of Craft: What's the Big Idea? 

Elements of Craft: Iron and Steel 

Elements of Craft: Timbers in the North 

Elements of Craft: Birch bark 

(Image by Will Moore)
 

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