Woven Birch Bark Star Ornaments

Ages:  Adult – ages 15 and up
Day/Time:  Thursday, December 15, 2022
6pm – 8pm
Fee: $50

During this class taught by artist Elena Bantle, students will learn how to weave a hanging star from strips of birch bark.
Students will also learn about sustainable birch bark harvest and gain a new appreciation for this local resource. Materials will be prepped for you, and you will also learn how to prep materials for yourself. You will learn several examples of what can be accomplished using this weaving technique.

If you complete a star, we might have time to learn how to make birch bark beads, which can be strung along with your star. This is a process with a learning curve – though it may feel clumsy at first, the end result will be one to be proud of.

Additional Info for Participants:
All supplies are included in registration fee, however, we ask that you bring a good pair of scissors.
Feel free to bring a drink or snack to eat while working.
Additional star kits will be available for purchase.

If this class is sold out, contact Jill Neumann to get on a waiting list: jneumann@watermarkartcenter.org

Elena Bantle has never met a craft that she didn’t like!
She lives on about 5 acres on the edge of Duluth, with her wife, her 2 dogs, snuggly cat, chickens and goats. Her crafts vary widely but share a common wonder for the natural world and its abundance. She is a kayak guide and gardener, but also does woodcarving, cheese and soap making, working with fiber, weaving birch bark, harvesting and preserving wild foods, and making earrings from found and natural materials.

She believes strongly that all people should have access to playfully and meaningfully create, and that to do so is fundamental to being human.

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