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Sat, Aug 27


Foster Farm

Plaited Birch Bark Baskets - Cancelled

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Plaited Birch Bark Baskets - Cancelled
Plaited Birch Bark Baskets - Cancelled

Time & Location

Aug 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Foster Farm, 22 Loud Ln, Warner, NH 03278, USA


About the event


We unfortunatley did not end up with enough sign-ups for the instructor to run the class. We hope to be able to offer this class again in the future. 

For thousands of years the birch tree has generously offered a durable and versatile material utilized by human beings for shelter, clothing, transportation and more.  A simple berry basket is an excellent introduction to the grace and utility of birch bark. Students will practice bias plaited weaving to create a double thickness basket with an internal spruce root rim for extra sturdiness and balance. Some decorative embellishments will be demonstrated and offered. Materials are mindfully harvested and tediously prepared by the instructor.

Dan Tansky is a native of New York State and grew up with admiration for the beauty of the birch tree, and with an awe for its bark which for many years he viewed with the same mystique as the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. His fear has passed, given the acquisition of traditional knowledge and skills passed down from generous craftspeople. Dan is by no means an expert, but an eager practitioner willing to share what he has learned.

Limited to 8 participants

Cost: $85

Scholarship info: We want to make these workshops as accessible as possible. If the cost is prohibitive to you for any reason, please choose one of the reduced rate tickets based on what you are able to afford.

Classes will all be taught outside under a tent, with a backup plan in case of rain. The location at Foster Farm is rustic, and participants should be comfortable being outdoors for the full day. Please bring your own lunch and anything else you need to be comfortable. Seating will be provided and there is a composting outhouse.

Contact Ellie Brown at with any questions.

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