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Birch Bark Baskets: Athabaskan Influences

Course Overview

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.

See Basket Week details here


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

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $405.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Sep 14th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $150.00

Required Tools

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.

Optional Tools

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

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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* 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.