Emily Derke – Northwoods Basketry Adventure: From Harvest to Basket

Date(s) - July 6, 2019 - July 8, 2019
12:00 am

North House Folk School

500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais


This class begins by heading out to a nearby location to identify, discuss, and harvest some of the material we will weave into our baskets.  (Willow shoots, birch bark, tamarack bark, and willow bark are just a few of the options). Students will learn the rules and ways of harvesting in a hands-on setting, and also engage in discussion of basketry traditions, weaving techniques and seasonal harvest practices.  Using a variety of commonly used weaving techniques, each participant will create a unique, sturdy basket that reflects the northern Minnesota landscape and gain the knowledge to continue the craft on their own.

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