Plaited Birch Bark Baskets
with Zack Rouda
Basketry is older than the written record and a truly ancient, global human skill. Around the world, various materials and styles of weaving, sewing, twining, and coiling have allowed for the creation of vessels, trays, plates, hats, shoes, clothing, and more. Weaving is an instinctive act; we all know how to do it - we just need to remember. The bark of the paper or white birch tree may be used to make strong and beautiful baskets, hats, sheaths, buckets, and more. Learn to identify, gather, process and weave with this remarkable, strong, natural material. We'll practice straight and diagonal plaiting to make a small basket for the kitchen or garden. Price includes all required tools and materials. No discounts.
Oct 9th, 2021
Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adult Ed Center, Topsham
35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086 Get directions