Woven Birch Bark Basketry
Birch trees are one of the most versatile trees of the northern forest. From bark to wood to sap, there are abundant uses for this easily-recognizable tree. Discover the sturdiness and the beauty of birch by weaving a medium-sized basket from its bark. 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.