Field Pouch/Fanny Pack w/Birch Bark Beth (For Women & Non-Binary Makers) November 10/11
The birch bark fanny pack is a great project for novice and experienced basket makers. Students will become familiar with the fundamentals of weaving with birch bark, which will facilitate designing and making their own custom fanny pack. The four-pointed baskets use the double-diagonal plaited weave to make a delightful basket with a bark flap or a leather flap that attaches to a sling buckled belt. Fanny pack can be altered for a small shoulder bag instead as well. In this two day class learn leather and birch skills in a usable and fashionable end product. Guinea pig not included.
Nov 10th - 11th
9:30 am - 4:30pm
$225 (includes $40 materials fee)
Max 6 students
About Beth Homa-Style:
Beth Homa-Style uses sustainably harvested and hand processed bark from White Paper Birch tree to make woven items that can be used in everyday life, as well as in a gallery. By teaching classes and facilitating other learning opportunities in this handcraft, Beth focuses on building communities and celebrating the weaving traditions rooted many different cultures.
After studying painting at Hamline University and working as a caseworker for the homeless in Baltimore Maryland, Beth became an intern at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. There she learned many traditional crafts including many styles of boat building, but her focus shifted to basketry and her obsession with birch bark was sparked. Birch bark quickly became her her principal medium. Beth has taught birch basketry classes at North House Folk School, the American Swedish Institute, the Weavers’ Guild, and many special engagements including the annual Basket Camp. Through communal learning, public demonstrations, and facilitating harvests, she shares her love for this durable and beautiful material with everyone with a desire to learn.
*Cancellation policy: Please give 2 week notice and you will be refunded 85% to cancel class.