WORKING WITH BIRCHBARK

Birchbark is a wonderful medium to work with. Here are three recent projects I completed.  I can see why native people found birchbark so useful.  It is readily available here in the North Country, has strength and can be molded and bended (to an extent).  Black spruce root is also readily available for sewing the bark together.  Birchbark is also comes from a renewable resource and is replaceable.  I hope to do more in the future.

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A neck knife–the chord is adjustable and woven from

three different color strands of hemp.

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A simple bark container, sewn together with black spruce root.

A SIMPLE KNIFE SHEATH

A SIMPLE KNIFE SHEATH