May 27th, 2017, 12pm
Instructor: Fuz Sanderson of the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering
“How did you make that?” is what people say when they see a completed bark basket. The traditional Appalachian Bark Berry Basket is a beautiful and functional craft item that is made from tulip tree bark when the sap is flowing in the spring. In this hands-on class, you will make your own basket to take home and use. We’ll go through the process of harvesting the bark, lacing up the basket, and can spend some time decorating further if you choose.
For this class you will need a sharp, non-serrated knife. An awl is very useful, if you have one. Class will last approximately 3 hours.