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Birch Bark Basketry: plaiting, April 7 and 8 (registration)

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Birch Bark Basketry: plaiting, April 7 and 8 (registration)

40.00

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) is a remarkable tree in a number of ways. For thousands of years basketmakers around the world have sought the pliant bark of Birch to make the baskets and vessels that supported the function of daily life. In this workshop you will learn:

  • what makes birch bark so unique and versatile as a natural material
  • how to find and gather birch bark without harming any trees
  • how to prepare and process birch bark into elegant weaving material
  • how to use various plaiting techniques for hand-building functional and beautiful baskets

Join us for the weekend! Take your place in an ancient lineage doing something that your ancestors did, using your hands and creative touch to bring old skills into the future.

 

Thanks for joining us in pursuit of ancestral skills and nature awareness!

When you sign up for a workshop with me I ask that you make a commitment by paying a deposit to hold your space in class.

After you make your deposit I will send you detailed information on registration, travel and class logistics via email.

The remainder of the workshop tuition is due upon arrival before class begins, or at lunchtime, depending on the logistics. Once you have arrived in class, I can process payments in the following ways: credit cards, checks, paypal, money orders, and cash.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and sharing time building our skills and deepening our connections with the living landscape!

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This workshop introduces you to the versatile and unique material we know as Paper Birch bark. Spend two days learning: 

  • how to source and process birch bark from the landscape without harming any trees
  • straight plaited weaving techniques as well as
  • diagonal plaited weaving techniques
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