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Birch Bark Knife Sheaths

Course Overview

Birch bark is one of the most versatile and important materials of the northern hemisphere. Of the many things that can be made out of this subtle and flexible material, the woven knife sheath is one of the most important. It protects the most important tool you carry, your knife. Through the weaving of a custom knife sheath, we will explore the intricacies of birch bark: from harvest to preparation to weaving techniques, there is much to learn. This project will give students a basic understanding of the material and skill of birch bark weaving. As time allows, students may be able to complete additional sheaths.

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