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Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark

Start your holiday season off with a weekend on the North House Folk School campus weaving traditional and contemporary ornaments from birch bark. You will explore the range of birch bark weaving holiday projects from the traditional Swedish woven heart to a 3-dimensional birch bark star, which are both highlighted in North House's "Celebrating Birch" book. Working with colorful embellishments, you'll learn to weave and string birch bark beads for a traditional garland. You'll have a wonderful collection of gifts and ornaments to share with family and friends at the completion of this course. Students are welcome to take just the first day of this course for 50% of tuition and a reduced materials fee.


New! Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - Sun, Dec 04, 2016 Course Full - Please call for wait list
(Early bird tuition deadline: 10/22/16)

Course Details

Length in days:
2 -single day available for 50% of tuition


$170.00 per student (Regular rate)
$150.00 per student (Early-bird rate)

$50.00 $30 for those enrolling in a single day of the course

Beginner to Advanced

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

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Julie Kean

Julie has been making baskets and ornaments since 1981. She utilizes materials gathered from the woods around her home in Hovland. Her favorite materials are birch bark and red-osier dogwood. In 2001, Julie's artistic talents were featured on the program "Venture North" on public television. At times, Julie integrates other natural materials into her work, including pinecones, driftwood, and spruce roots.


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Jack Sneve

Jack S. Sneve was born in Duluth, MN, spent many years gypsying about the country and returned to Duluth in the eighties. A grower of food and woodworker with a wide interest in many traditional crafts, he describes himself as Jack of all trades, master of none. Jack began studying birch bark weaving with John Zasada and Charlie May eight years ago and has woven ever since.

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Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark

Weaving Holiday Ornaments From Birch Bark