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Antler Basketry

Course Overview

The graceful curve of the deer antler provides a creative springboard for the emerging folk-art form of antler basketry. In this course students learn to weave a stunning rib-style basket from dyed and natural rattan reed, incorporating a deer antler as the handle or focal point of the design. The project will be a functional tabletop basket in a melon shape, with a three-point lashing rim.  Antlers will be pre-drilled with primary rib framework inserted. The instructor will demonstrate proper drilling techniques and students may do hands-on drilling if they wish.  Antler basketry is a creative, colorful way to spend the weekend with friends, old and new! Dimensions approx. 14”H x 8”W x 4”D. Note, materials fee is payable to instructor during class.

This course is part of Basket Week 2019! Plan to arrive a day early for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings.

See Basket Week details here


Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Days 1/2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $185.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Sep 14th, 2019
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (approx. $55)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Dishpan or water bucket
  • Scissors
  • Towel

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Weave Rite packing tool
  • clothespins (a dozen)

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Sep 14th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.