Birch Bark Containers: North American and Scandinavian
In this class we will create two different birch bark boxes, one based on a classic style produced throughout the birch forests of North America by native peoples, and another typical birch bark container produced throughout the Scandinavian countries. The North American style is created from a single sheet of birch bark, which is folded and stitched to create the open-top container. The Scandinavian style is created by forming a cylinder of birch bark and fastening a round wooden base into the bottom along with a removal top. Differences in form and fabrication given the environment that existed when these containers were commonly produced will be discussed.
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.
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.