Birch Bark Weaving: An Introduction
When the wild roses bloom, it's time to harvest the bark of the birch tree around the northern hemisphere. From Estonia to Norway, Siberia to the North Shore, the prized bark has been used for centuries to craft beautiful, durable and useful objects. Learn these enduring birch bark weaving techniques in this course. Beginning with the selection and collection of bark during a field trip to the woods (conditions permitting), you will also learn how to weave three types of baskets including finger baskets (rings), round baskets, and knife or scissors sheaths. Course is limited to six students.