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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

Fri, Jun 29th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 1st, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $295.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, May 18th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $40.00

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

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Waiting List

This course is full.

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