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Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket

Course Overview

Discover the sturdiness and the beauty of birch bark by weaving a medium table top basket; perfect for organizing or displaying with its large base, shallow walls, and sturdy rim structure. This rim design will elevate your weaving skills by adding a three-dimensional pattern that mimics the zigzags of the Sawtooth Mountains along Lake Superior. In this course, students will learn the history of birch, how to obtain and prepare the bark, and how to use the double-diagonal plaited weave.  The materials vary based on the size of the students baskets. All baskets will remain under 12” x 12” x 5.” It is helpful if students have prior weaving experience but it is not necessary for this class. All students will be expected to process some of their own weavers, which requires good hand dexterity. Many students have found this class to be more difficult than expected.


Sat, Nov 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $190.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($65-$85)

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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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.