Folded Bark Basket

Learn the “secrets of the fold” while you create your own folded bark basket.  The Northwest coast peoples knew of the wonderful gift of the cedar and used her bark for clothing, baskets, rope, and much more. Today we continue with this tradition, following the pathways of long ago, while learning one of the easiest and most useful baskets- the folded bark basket.  Baskets may be made of a variety of barks including cedar, hemlock, maple, cottonwood or willow.

 

Split cedar roots create strong and beautiful seams. While you sew, you also learn about the importance of cedar in Northwest coast culture. As time permits, you may weave a carrying strap to add to your newly made creation.

 

Length: 1 day

Location: Issaquah, WA

Cost: $95, includes all class materials