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Woven Birch Bark Basketry

Course Overview

Birch trees are one of the most versatile trees of the northern forest. From bark to wood to sap, there are abundant uses for this easily-recognizable tree. Discover the sturdiness and the beauty of birch by weaving a medium-sized basket from its bark. In this course, students will learn the history of birch, how to obtain & prepare the bark, and how to use the double-diagonal plaited weave, which opens the doors for more complex patterns. This two day class allows students to elaborate further on their birch bark basket by adding a black ash rim and handle to their baskets.

Course Details

Length: 2 Days