Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles
Join John and Julie for birch bark basket weaving. Students may choose one of two designs: a lidded square basket or a handled basket made with diagonal weave. The lidded basket is made using a willow stick that is attached to birch bark loops added to the basket and lid. Willow sticks are added to all sides for some added strength. Black ash splints are used in the rim and bottom of the basket for added strength. The handled basket will be a diagonal weave. The rim, handle and bottom of the basket will have black ash wood splints sandwiched between the birch bark layers to give more strength. Both baskets can be finished with embellishments such as pinwheels and stars using different colored bark.
This course is part of Basket Week 2019! Plan to stay an extra day for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings.
Includes materials fee of $50.00
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.