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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, crochet, 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

2 Days
Teaser image for Birch Bark Tutorial

Birch Bark Tutorial

No patterns to choose from here - we simply offer the personal experience of seasoned weavers willing to pass along their knowledge. Join Julie Kean and Jack Sneve as they tailor the birch bark weaving experience to meet your desired outcome - a simple finger ring, wall baskets and bread…
Wed, Sep 11th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
1¼ Days
Teaser image for Knife Sheaths: Birch Bark Diagonal Weave

Knife Sheaths: Birch Bark Diagonal Weave

This course will focus on crafting a birch bark sheath for a favorite short-bladed knife. A good example would be a carving knife, which students should bring to class or purchase in the North House School store. We will begin by crafting an inner sheath of wood for the knife…
Fri, Jun 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
Day 1: 5-7pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Jack Sneve

Past Courses Offered by Jack Sneve

Birch Bark Lidded Baskets

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark