Dates: Oct 13-14, 2018
Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-4pm
Instructor: Jennifer Lee
Open Studio: None
White Pine Bark Pocket with Applique (7” wide, 7” high, 4” opening) – This scored and folded one-piece bark basket is a worldwide indigenous container still in use today. Prepare and split spruce roots to sew with and red willow for the rim. Different stitching and applique patterns are possible. Each piece of bark is unique. The collar and applique pieces are white pine bark turned inside-out. AND White Pine Bark Berry Pickin’ Basket (7” wide, 5.5” high, 6” top) – Fun to make, a joy to use, this preformed one-piece bark container will be sewn with spruce roots and rimmed with red willow. Preparing and splitting the roots and rim are part of the process. Different stitching patterns will be suggested with a strap of braided hemp cord, it’s the 18th century’s paper bag. Learn about harvesting and history. Materials fee: $110 – All materials are harvested by the teacher’s family in the Northern Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, except the hemp cord. Required: Apron, Awl, Pliers, Scissors, and Knife
Materials Fee: $110
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Lee has been enjoying making bark baskets for 38 years. Her interest began with the study of her Native American ancestors of the Northeast Woodlands. She teaches basket classes and educational programs extensively. The bark, roots, and branches she use are wild harvested by her family in the Northern Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts.