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Cape Elizabeth Community Services

Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

Learn to identify, regeneratively gather, process, store and make a plaited basket of birch bark. We'll cover identification, materials processing, and diagonal plaited weaving.

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Plaited Birch Bark Baskets
Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA

About the event

Birch bark is a special material that has been collected by humans for thousands of years. It is very strong, durable, water-resistant and flexible; it has been traditionally used to make baskets, canisters and even canoes! The bark is also very flammable and can be used to start campfires.

Learn to identify, regeneratively gather, process, store and make a plaited basket of birch bark. We'll cover identification, gathering, processing, and weaving. All required tools and materials required. You may want to bring a lunch or a snack for yourself to eat.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or rewildmaine@gmail.com if you have any questions.  

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 always available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, please contact us. All donations are tax-deductible.

Instructor: Zack Rouda

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