Woven Birch Bark Basketry @ North House Folk School
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Woven Birch Bark Basketry @ North House Folk School

Whether for proofing or baking, storage or decoration, there is nothing like a woven birch bark basket to grace the kitchen or home. Scandinavians in particular have long recognized the beauty and usefulness of the white birch tree, with its tough yet flexible bark, weaving baskets from its bark for a variety of utilitarian purposes. In this course you will learn how to use the double-diagonal weave, opening up the possibilities of weaving a variety of birch bark projects including a hanging mail basket, pencil and eyeglass baskets or purses or backpacks. Students will learn to weave in the double diagonal by making a bread basket to bake your bread in - creating some spectacularly inspiring loaves. As time allows, students will explore additional birch bark weaving projects ranging from knife sheaths to birch bark beads.

Register at: https://northhouse.org/course-session/woven-birch-bark-basketry-9-2-2017

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Birch Bark Pouches @North House Folk School
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Birch Bark Pouches @North House Folk School

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In this introduction into plaited basketry, learn about the harvest and process of birch bark, by creating a small pouch out of birch bark. Students will learn the basics of the double diagonal plaited weave pattern and elaborate further by adding a woven bark flap to make a pouch, measuring approximately 4.5"x 3.5"x1." Students are encouraged to bring their own antler, toggles, or beads for closures. The instructor will bring leather for a wrap around tie or for attachments.

Length:1 1/2 days

Skill Levels:Beginner to Advanced

Hours:Day 1: 9am-5pm Day 2: 9am-1pm

Registration Cost:$145.00 *

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jul 15th, 2017
Includes materials fee of $30.00

Register at: https://northhouse.org/course-session/birch-bark-pouch-8-26-2017 

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Woven Birch Bark Backpack @ North House Folk School
Jul
5
to Jul 9

Woven Birch Bark Backpack @ North House Folk School

This is the granddaddy of woven birch bark projects: the beautiful, functional birch bark backpack. The course will begin by harvesting bark in the field learning and practicing sustainable techniques for legal harvest. Students will then use hand tools to prepare their bark strips and then weave them into a backpack, measuring roughly 9"-10" x 11"-12", depending on material selections. Students will choose from two designs: either a birch bark base and a hand-stitched leather flap, pocket and straps or a slightly smaller all birch pack with a bark flap and leather straps. All backpacks will be woven using the diagonal plaited pattern. This project uses fresh bark, which has a surprisingly different feel than working with older bark. Because of the quantity and quality of the bark needed for this project, it will only be offered once per year in a small class setting. Although no prior weaving skills are necessary for this class, all students will be expected to process their own weavers, which requires good hand dexterity. Some experience working with your hands is helpful. Most students have found this class to be harder than expected.

Register at: https://northhouse.org/course-session/woven-birch-bark-backpack-7-5-2017 

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Adult Slöjd Workshop - Birch Bark Card Holder @ ASI
May
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Adult Slöjd Workshop - Birch Bark Card Holder @ ASI

Learn how to make your own wallet out of birch bark using traditional weaving techniques.  In this class we will cover the etymology of birch trees in Minnesota, discuss how bark can be sustainably harvested and hand processed into usable materials, while designing and weaving a small card holder for yourself.  No prior weaving experience is necessary for this class - A great class to begin discovering your new appreciation of birch and weaving. 

Register at: http://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/adult-slojd-workshop-birch-bark-card-holder

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Birch Bark Necklaces @ North House Folk School
May
13
9:00am 9:00am

Birch Bark Necklaces @ North House Folk School

Whether woven into a basket, a shoe, a backpack or necklace, birch bark is a beautiful material, with natural tones of white, grey, brown, yellow and even pink depending on the tree, the harvest and the layer of the bark. Highlight the variations of the bark (and your fine motor skills) by making a birch bark bead necklace. Students will split bark into its many layers and master the three-fold and four-fold bead pattern by practicing them over and over and over again, creating a few dozen beads. We'll also cover the birch bark cube to add an accent pieces to your necklace and necklace assembly. Materials fee includes all the components needed for a completed necklace.

Register at: https://northhouse.org/course-session/birch-bark-necklace-5-13-2017

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Adult Slöjd Workshop - Birch Bark Necklace @ ASI
May
6
10:00am10:00am

Adult Slöjd Workshop - Birch Bark Necklace @ ASI

In this class we will cover the etymology of birch trees in Minnesota, discuss how bark can be sustainably harvested and hand processed into usable materials. We'll learn how to make birch bark beads, and produce enough to create our own beautiful, handmade necklaces. Other natural materials and beads will be made available to students during class. No prior weaving experience is necessary for this class - A great class to begin discovering your new appreciation of birch and weaving. 

Register at: http://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/adult-slojd-workshop-birch-bark-necklace

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Hanging Succulent Holder @ Hemlock's Leatherworks
Apr
23
11:00am11:00am

Hanging Succulent Holder @ Hemlock's Leatherworks

Weave your own birch bark succulent holder and learn basics of birch bark harvesting and weaving with one of my very favorites @birchbarkbeth 🌱Sunday, April 23, 11-3. $50 includes all materials and succulents. Only 8 spots available. Email candace@hemlocksleather.com or call 906-362-7104 to reserve your spot.

http://www.hemlocksleather.com/

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Birch Bark Card Holder @ Women's Woodshop
Mar
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Birch Bark Card Holder @ Women's Woodshop

Learn how to make your own wallet out of birch bark using traditional weaving techniques. In this class we will cover the etymology of birch trees in Minnesota, discuss how bark can be sustainably harvested and hand processed into usable materials, while designing and weaving a small card holder for yourself.

Register at: http://www.womenswoodshop.com/product/birch-bark-card-holder-class-march-25th 

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Adult Slöjd Workshop – Birch Bark Star Ornaments
Dec
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Adult Slöjd Workshop – Birch Bark Star Ornaments

The stunning white paper bark from the birch tree can create many wonderful things, including a Northern ornamental star. Careful folding, a bit of string and lots of patience will be rewarded with a beautiful birch bark star ornament. Explore the joys of working with birch bark while learning about the harvest and process of the materials. Students will leave with a couple birch bark treasures for their holiday tree.

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Adult Slöjd Workshop – Birch Bark Star Ornaments
Dec
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adult Slöjd Workshop – Birch Bark Star Ornaments

The stunning white paper bark from the birch tree can create many wonderful things, including a Northern ornamental star. Careful folding, a bit of string and lots of patience will be rewarded with a beautiful birch bark star ornament. Explore the joys of working with birch bark while learning about the harvest and process of the materials. Students will leave with a couple birch bark treasures for their holiday tree.

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Julmarknad 2016: ASI's Holiday Market
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Julmarknad 2016: ASI's Holiday Market

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Julmarknad, ASI’s Christmas Market, is the largest holiday weekend at the historic Turnblad Mansion!  This magical festival features performances by Nordic music and dance groups, exceptional holiday shopping at ASI’s Museum Store, and the Julmarknad Handcraft Fair (with handmade or handcrafted goods by 30+ local artists).  Beth will be selling her birch bark goods at Julmarknad both days.  Come early - cause she usually sells out fast!

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Birch Bark Cozy for Containers @ North House Folk School
Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Birch Bark Cozy for Containers @ North House Folk School

In this day-long course, you will learn about the bark harvest, how to process & treat the materials, and use the double-diagonal plaited weave. Each student will craft their own small birch bark basket that will comfortably fit various sized mason jars.  Transform a jar into a great portable hot beverage container (vase, jam jar swaddle, or whatever other handy purpose you might dream up) and open the door to weaving many more crafting projects at home. You could call it a “traditional travel mug.” 

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Woven Birch Bark Basketry @ St Olaf Folk School
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Woven Birch Bark Basketry @ St Olaf Folk School

Get to know how birch bark is harvested and prepared, and discover the possibilities of birch bark weaving with this introduction to plaited basketry. Students will make either a medium sized basket, or a small to medium sized pouch. The class will meet Thursday evening November 10 from 6pm – 9:30pm, and continue on Saturday, November 12 from 9am – 5pm. Open to those age 17 and above. Fee $85, all supplies and tools are provided. Limited to 8 students. Located in the Flaten Art Barn. There will be a 1-hour lunch break on Saturday; participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

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Woven Birch Bark Basketry Class
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Woven Birch Bark Basketry Class

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In this course, students will learn the history of birch, how to obtain & prepare the bark, and how to use the double-diagonal plaited weave, which opens the doors for more complex patterns. This two day class allows students to elaborate further on their birch bark basket by adding a black ash rim and handle to their baskets.

Find out more information and register at the link below. 

Woven Birch Bark Basketry

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Weirdo Art and Hotdog Sale
Aug
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Weirdo Art and Hotdog Sale

  • 2600 Pleasant Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)
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Sunday August 28th is when it all comes together for you!✨

Available for sale: Paintings, T-shirts, jewelry, postcards, patches, prints, zines, leather crafts, chokers and harnesses, illustrations, Birch crafts, pipes, pots for plants, macrame, and much much more!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/186327325119283/

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Adult Slöjd Workshop: Birch Bark Backpack
Aug
24
to Oct 5

Adult Slöjd Workshop: Birch Bark Backpack

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Make your very own Birch Bark Backpack with Beth at the American Swedish Institute with this Adult Slöjd Workshop.   Over the course of six weeks, this class will include so much more than the weaving instruction.  Find out more information and register at the link today. 

http://www.asimn.org/programs-education/workshops/adult-slojd-workshop-birch-bark-backpack

 

 

 

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Red Hot Art Festival
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Red Hot Art Festival

Beth is selling birch items at the Red Hot Art Festival.  

Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to present Red Hot Art Festival @ Stevens Square celebrating 15 years on July 30th and 31st! Red Hot Art Festival will connect thousands of attendees with over 200 local artists, 20 local bands and performers, local food trucks, community organizations, interactive games, and hands-on demonstrations for all ages!

more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1725494814342039/

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