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Birch Bark Berry Basket: Workshop and Field Harvest

Course Overview

Fully experience the craft of making a traditional birch bark basket for the gathering and storage of berries or anything you please. This course includes time focused both on basket making and on material preparation. Day one includes an extended session in the woods to harvest the birch bark in preparation for basketry. Then, make your own individual basket from a single piece of birch bark with stitched sides and a rim wrapped with split root. The instructor provides the peeled and split root, bent willow rims and required tools.

Dates

Thu, Jun 25th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 28th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $325.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, May 14th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $25.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • water bucket
  • appropriate all-weather clothing for a field trip to gather bark
  • mosquito repellent

Optional Tools

  • rotary leather punch
  • leather awl

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.

Waiting List

The course Birch Bark Berry Basket: Workshop and Field Harvest Thu, Jun 25th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 28th, 2020 is full.

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