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Birch Bark Basketry

Baskets made of birch bark, paneled, folded, stitched, wrapped or plaited.

Birchbark Canoe: Living Among the Algonquin
by David Gidmark
Learn about the history and culture surrounding the use of birch bark canoes from someone who makes and teaches canoe building. Paperback. 

Birch Bark Containers and Utensils
In this section of her extensive NativeTech site Tara Prindle presents the use of Birch Bark by Native Americans.

Dennis Chilcote
An engineer by profession, Dennis expresses his artistic nature by combining fine woodworking and traditional basketry. The primary weaving materials in his work, birch bark and black ash splint, are gathered from the forests of northern Minnesota.

Basket #932
Dona Look of Algoma, Wisconsin, USA created this basket of birch bark and silk thread; sewn and wrapped.

Dona Look
Birch bark basketmaker from Wisconsin uses white birch bark to create sculptural plaited, paneled and stitched baskets that have a classical, yet contemporary feel. Dona recently participated in Craft in America (book) and is a featured artist in 500 Baskets.

Building a Birchbark Canoe: The Algonquin Wabanaki Tciman
by David Gidmark
Basic step by step instruction on how to build a canoe out of birch bark. Paperback.


ISBN: 1565233077 Celebrating Birch The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree by The North House Folk School Celebrating Birch
The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree
by The North House Folk School
Learn about how birch is used in baskets, shoes, and wood coverings. Readers can also make more than 15 craft projects from instructions in the book, including folded bark baskets, carved ornaments and turned wooden bowls

Lyudmila Savina
Supervisor of the Birch Bark studio of Petrozavodsk State University plaits basketry forms in a wide array of shapes both functional and fanciful.

Jarrod and April Stone-Dahl
April is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe). She is a Black ash basketmaker and her husband Jerrod makes birch bark canoes, birch bark baskets and Swedish and Norwegian inspired boxes. They live in Wisconsin and teach in locations such as the North House Folk School.

Make A Birch Bark Basket
Kate Gardoqui offers a free basket pattern that will show you how to make a folded and stitched container or vessel from birch bark.

Mille Lacs Indian Museum
This museum and trading post focusing on northern Minnesota's Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians. They offers history and cultural events at their location in Onamia, MN. Birch Bark, Black ash and Sweetgrass basketry workshops are frequently offered in their educational programs calendar.

Russian Siberian Birch Bark Baskets, Boxes and Canisters
Direct sales of Beresta birch containers and other crafts from the ancient Siberian city of Tomsk.

Birch Basket Basket Making
by Minnie Aliitchak Gray
The process of making a sewn birch bark container with a laced withie rim is described in step-by-step detailed descriptions in both Iñupiaq and English. The text is supplemented with photographs by Elder, Minnie Qapviatchialuk Aliitchak Gray of Ambler, Alaska.

Vladimir Yarish
This Russian birch bark basketmaker is profiled on Linda Braun's Baskets, Etc. site. Vladimir specializes in double walled, diagonally plaited baskets. Vladimir co-authored a book with Flo Hoppe and Jim Widess on Russian birch bark basketry titled Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark and now has a website of his own.

Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark by Vladimir Yarish, Flo Hoppe, Jim Widess Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark
by Vladimir Yarish, Flo Hoppe, Jim Widess
The noted Russian birch bark basketmaker Vladimir Yarish has collaborated with two accomplished American basketmakers
Flo Hoppe and Jim Widess to write this new book about birch bark basketry.

Birch Bark Basketry Workshops
North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN (in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota) offers frequent instructional workshops and other programs about birch bark, pine needle and Black ash basketry.

Birch Bark Basketry Supplies
Find the birch bark basketmaking supplies you need. Sources listed for white and silver birch bark sheets by the ounce and by the square foot.

Baskets Categorized By Material
Find basketry classified by the type of material used in this collection of resources.

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