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Woven Birch Bark Basketry @ North House Folk School

  • North House Folk School 500 Minnesota 61 Grand Marais, MN, 55604 United States (map)

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.

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Length:2 Days

Skill Levels:Beginner to Advanced


Registration Cost:$190.00 *

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jul 22nd, 2017
Includes materials fee of $40.00