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Woven Birch Bark Basketry   

Birch bark holds a multitude of uses, and has been widely used across the world wherever birch trees have grown for much longer than anyone can remember. Even now, it is a common material for making useful things that utilize the locally available materials. What can be done with birch bark? Many, many kinds of baskets, watertight containers, canoes, footwear, and more. In this class we’ll discuss the vast traditions of using birch bark through the creation of several different types of baskets.

Participants will have the option to complete two smaller baskets or one larger basket using woven strips of birch bark. Learn the basics of preparing bark for use, selecting the right bark for a project, and hear about the harvesting process. 

Required Tools

  • All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

If you have your own tools you wish to use, please bring: 

  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Awl


  • Woven Birch Bark Basketry
    10/5/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $210.00

  • Materials Fee:  $85.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Emily Derke

  • Capacity Remaining:  -12 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  10/5/2024 - 10/6/2024

  • Times:  9am-5pm each day




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