Birch Bark Baskets: Athabaskan Influences
Learn to weave a basic, wide-bias weave, birch bark basket based on Native Alaskan Athabaskan style work. The piece may then be enhanced with teacher prepared and dyed spruce roots, or kept a bit more basic with user-friendly waxed threads (or a combination of both). The rim and foot are heavier split roots with a laced, double-layer, traditional birch base. For added interest, students may experiment with decorative stitching as well as eco-printed bark to adorn the lid or base, or perhaps to be applied elsewhere. Students will have the choice to keep it simple, and weave two non-lidded more basic pieces, or to focus on one challenging, lidded and lined piece. Most materials will be teacher-prepared, but liners and lids will be cut and prepared in class to fit.
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.
Includes materials fee of $150.00
You will need the following tools for this class:
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.