Birch Bark Box with Lid


Birch is a remarkable tree found in the boreal regions around the world. The bark has long been utilized by indigenous peoples from Scandinavia through Russia, Alaska, Canada, and New England.

In this class students will create a lined and lidded birch box while learning a variety of stitches to beautifully finish and strengthen the rims. The top can then be embellished with contrasting bark that may be stamped with leather tools to add a unique and personal touch. The importance of stitch placement and direction as well as good pattern layout will be emphasized.

Join us to learn about this amazing and versatile bark and continue its long history of traditional uses. Finished container measures about 5 x 5 x 3 inches.

Birch Bark Box with Lid
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