Birch Bark Berry Basket: Workshop and Field Harvest
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 material preparation and on basket making. Day one includes an extended session in the woods to harvest the birch bark in preparation for basketry. Then, make your own individual basket with stitched sides from a single piece of birch bark and a rim wrapped with split root. The instructor provides the peeled and split root, bent willow rims, and 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
- rotary leather punch
- leather awl
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.