Dates: April 6-7, 2019
Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-4pm
Instructor: Jennifer Lee
Open Studio: None
White Pine Bark Mokok (7” wide, 5” high, 3” deep) - A Mokok is a Northeast woodland Native American container of stitched bark with a round top and square bottom, used for storing food and accessories. Sew white pine bark with spruce root that you peel and prepare. Make an inner and outer rim from red willow that you bend and split. White pine bark feels like leather when wet and dries like wood. Different stitching patterns are possible. The applique is bark turned inside-out. AND Pine Bark Trinket Case with Lid (6” wide, 3” high, 4” deep) - This trinket Mokok is a container that is indigenous to the Northeast woodlands. The bottom is squarish and the top is roundish. Sew white pine bark with spruce room that you’ll peel and prepare. Make an inner and outer rim from red willow that you’ll bend and split. Construct a lid from bark and roots. Different stitching patterns will be suggested. White pine bark feels like leather when wet and dries like wood.
Materials Fee: $120
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 usse are wild harvested by her family in the Northern Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. Jennifer has received awards at the Mohegan Wigwam Festival, the Saratoga Native American Festival, the Kearsage Indian Museum, and the Deerfield Craft Show.