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Julie Kean

Hovland, MN
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Julie has been making baskets and ornaments since 1981. She utilizes materials gathered from the woods around her home in Hovland. Her favorite materials are birch bark and red-osier dogwood. In 2001, Julie's artistic talents were featured on the program "Venture North" on public television. At times, Julie integrates other natural materials into her work including pinecones, driftwood and spruce roots.

Current Courses Offered by Julie Kean

2 Days
Teaser image for Baskets, Baskets, Baskets: Birch Bark Weaving

Baskets, Baskets, Baskets: Birch Bark Weaving

Learn the craft of birch bark basket weaving by working on a variety of projects. Choose from three designs, or make all three if you are a deft-hand. The never-ending basket, the square weave tray, and the cornucopia wall hanging each offer an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques.…
Mon, Jun 22nd, 2020  –  Tue, Jun 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
1.5 Days
Teaser image for Birch Bark Stars, Birds, and More

Birch Bark Stars, Birds, and More

From birds to beads, there are so many possibilities when it comes to birch bark. Join accomplished weavers Jack and Julie to learn to weave a variety of small projects, including garlands and a three dimensional star and more. Learn about the ecology of this iconic northern tree and leave…
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
Day 1: 1-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
Fri, Nov 20th, 2020  –  Sat, Nov 21st, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 1-5pm
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve

Past Courses Offered by Julie Kean

Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles

Birch Bark Tutorial

Birch Bark Wish Basket

Tulip Basket

Two Berry Basket

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark