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Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles

Course Overview

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 that have been added to the basket and lid. Willow sticks are attached to all sides for some added strength. Black ash splints are used in the rim and bottom of the basket for reinforced strength. The handled basket is a diagonal weave. The rim, handle, and bottom of the basket has 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.

See Basket Week details here


Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $220.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Wed, Sep 11th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $50.00

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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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 Wed, Sep 11th, 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.