The strong, yet supple, bark of paper birch has been used for centuries to craft beautiful bowls, pails, baskets and other useful vessels. In this class, students will learn of the wonderful qualities that birch holds while shaping a bark sheet into a traditional Athabascan style bowl. Cedar or spruce roots will be used to sew the “corners” of the bowl. The rim will be reinforced with locally harvested willow secured in place with one of several traditional lashing styles shown in class. Finished baskets will measure about 11 x 7 x 3 inches.
Date: not currently offered
Location: Issaquah, WA