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Emily Derke

Northhome, MN
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Emily spends much of her time weaving baskets, collecting material to work with, and harvesting, cooking, and experimenting with the local wild foods. After completing her 2014 internship at North House, Emily moved to a cozy yurt in northern Minnesota, and continues to explore other traditional skills and crafts. Over the last decade, the search for knowledge and experience has brought her from her home in Minnesota, to both the east and west coasts to learn from many experienced teachers.

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Current Courses Offered by Emily Derke

2 Days
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Three Baskets in Two Days

Whether you’re curious about using local materials, looking to add handmade items to your daily life or just can’t get enough baskets, this course has it all. Using willow, birch bark, cedar bark, spruce root, black ash, and basswood bark, students will weave three useful little projects: a sturdy willow…
Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
Instructor: Emily Derke

Past Courses Offered by Emily Derke

North Woods Basketry Adventure: From Harvest to Basket

Weave a Willow Serving Tray

Willow Basketry

Willow Plant Supports for the Garden