Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket
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.