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Thu, Mar 21


Portland Arts & Technology High School

(SOLD OUT) Plaited Birch Bark Baskets (1)

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

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(SOLD OUT) Plaited Birch Bark Baskets (1)
(SOLD OUT) Plaited Birch Bark Baskets (1)

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 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.


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 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 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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