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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

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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…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021
Day one: 9 am-5 pm Day two: 9 am-noon
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
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Two Berry Birch Bark Basket

If you’ve been out berry picking in August, you may have encountered the problem of discovering bountiful harvests of raspberries AND blueberries at the same time: what to do?! The two berry basket with two compartments is a perfect answer-- and it also works for quarantining paper clips from binder…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Kean

Past Courses Offered by Julie Kean

Baskets, Baskets, Baskets: Birch Bark Weaving

Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles

Birch Bark Stars, Birds, and More

Birch Bark Tutorial

Birch Bark Wish Basket

Tulip Basket

Two Berry Basket

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark