Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Adventures in Birch Bark- Baskets and boxes
Event Type(s):Community Event
Description:Birch bark easily has a 1000-year history of use in Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, and Russia. In this class, you will learn the many uses of birch bark from two seasoned instructors with rich and varied experiences.
Event Date:9/19/2019 - 9/22/2019
Event Time:9:00A.M.-5:00P.M.
Location:Vesterheim Museum
502 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

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Contact Person:Lea Lovelace
(phone: 563-382-9681 ext215)
Details:. We will begin with how to read and process bark for a variety of projects. Instruction will continue with the making of the essential basket fid, and move from simple rings, scissors, and knife sheaths to more complex four-cornered baskets and oval boxes. This is an excellent class for beginners and more advanced basket makers, young and old alike, or parent/grandparent and child combinations. Come and be amazed by the birch. There is a small materials fee, payable to the instructor.
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