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Jack Sneve

Duluth, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jack Sneve

Jack was born in Duluth, MN. He became interested in the arts in high school and studied and explored them further while in college. Jack spent years living in the mountains in a tipi in WA where he learned homesteading skills, carpentry, orchard work and gardening. He chose a lifestyle of hauling water and chopping wood along with on-going studies in Wholistic Healing. After returning to MN, he built his cabin home out of a goodly amount of recycled materials and continues to garden, grow a small apple orchard and care for land which has been in his family since the early 1900’s.The draw to color, texture, and making items which are both useable and/or inspirational, and the draw to a community of crafters has always brought Jack much joy. He has a variety of skills and gifts including working with leather (both hard and soft), moccasin making, fiber arts, crocheting, sewing, photography, jewelry making, and hand tool restoration. He discovered North House Folk School in the early 2000’s and developed an interest in, and a love for, birch bark craft. He is grateful to be learning and teaching birch bark weaving with his mentors Charlie, John, Julie, and Beth. He continues to be inspired by all of the creative people in the growing crafting community.

Current Courses Offered by Jack Sneve

1.5 Days
Teaser image for Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark

Start your holiday season off with a weekend on the North House Folk School campus weaving traditional and contemporary ornaments from birch bark. Explore a range of birch bark weaving, from the simple bead to the 3-dimensional birch bark star. Working with colorful embellishments, students will create a small collection…
Sat, Dec 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Dec 8th, 2019
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructors: Jack Sneve, Julie Kean

Past Courses Offered by Jack Sneve

Birch Bark Lidded Baskets

Birch Bark Tutorial

Knife Sheaths: Birch Bark Diagonal Weave