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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
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Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles

Join John and Julie for birch bark basket weaving. Students may choose one of two designs: a lidded square basket or a handled basket made with diagonal weave. The lidded basket is made using a willow stick that is attached to birch bark loops added to the basket and lid.…
Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
Instructors: John Zasada, Julie Kean
2 Days
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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

Past Courses Offered by Julie Kean

Tulip Basket

Two Berry Basket

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark