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Beth Homa Kraus

St.Paul, MN

Beth Homa is a full-time basket weaver. After studying painting in college and working as a caseworker for the homeless, she interned at North House Folk School where she learned many traditional crafts including boat building, but mostly different styles of basketry. This sparked her obsession with birch bark, which is now her main medium. She sustainably harvests and processes her own materials by hand. Beth is always trying to figure out what she can make out of birch bark next and how to share this durable and beautiful material with people.

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Current Courses Offered by Beth Homa Kraus

Teaser image for Black Ash Market Basket

Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from gatherings to the…
Thu, Sep 7th, 2023  –  Sun, Sep 10th, 2023
9am-5pm each day

Past Courses Offered by Beth Homa Kraus

Birch Bark Birds

Birch Bark Cozy for Containers

Birch Bark Harvest Service Learning Project

Birch Bark Large Tote

Birch Bark Mason Jar Basket

Birch Bark Necklace

Birch Bark Pouch

Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket

Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket

Birch Bark Stars (Online Course)

Birch Bark Tutorial

Black Ash Basketry Sampler: From Log to Rim

Tulip Basket

Two Berry Basket

Weave and Bake: The Birch Bark Baking Basket

Woven Birch Bark Backpack

Woven Birch Bark Basketry