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Wed, Oct 03


Portland Arts & Technology High School

Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

Learn the basics of plaiting to make a beautiful birch bark basket.

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Plaited Birch Bark Baskets
Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Portland Arts & Technology High School, 196 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103, USA

About the event

Basketry is older than the written record: 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. $35 includes all required tools, materials and tuition. TO REGISTER:

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.

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