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Three Baskets in Two Days

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Course Overview

Whether you’re curious about using local materials, looking to add handmade items to your daily life, or just can’t get enough baskets, this course has it all. Using willow branches, birch bark, cedar bark, spruce root, black ash wood, and basswood bark, students will weave three useful little projects: a sturdy willow trivet, a cedar bark container, and birch bark basket. Students will each complete three projects while learning a variety of weaving techniques and basketry traditions. Material preparation will be a part of the learning as we split and cut the bark for use. Small baskets are a great way to learn to work with new materials! Perfect for the kitchen or the camper, this is a great overview of materials found in Northern Minnesota.

Session Information

This course is part of Basket Week 2019! Plan to stay an extra day for the Basket Gathering on Friday, October 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings.

See Basket Week details here


Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $230.00
Materials fee: $40.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

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

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Emily Derke
Emily Derke
Northhome, MN

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Three Baskets in Two Days - 10/23/2019