Tag Archives: basketry

Karelian Crafts

Karelian Basketry
Birchbark basket weaving.

Leno Lace Pickup
A special type of lace pickup weave technique.

Blue Skirts, Golden Belts

Ancient Land of Karelians
One of the traditional crafts of Karelia was splinter or birchbark weaving.

Heikinpaiva 2002
The craft of birchbark weaving is taught at the Finnish Festival in Michigan.

Karelian Crafts
Karelian weaving, pickup, open-work lace, birchbark weaving and other traditional crafts.

Karelia Books

Norwegian Mittens and Gloves: Over 25 Classic Designs for Warm Fingers and Stylish Hands
Presenting a beautiful selection of 29 classic figurative concepts. In addition to several animal motifs, the compilation also charts figure and border patterns,

AMBUSH
mbush takes place in the first days of WWII in Russia Karelia by the Finnish border.

A Year In South Karelia
This is a book for anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to live in Finland. Topics include language, cultural differences, holidays, music, sport, food, and the people, places and things that make them all possible. This is also a book for any Finn who ever wondered how the world sees them, their country and their culture.
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Easter Basketry Projects: basket-easter

JB Designs Basketry
A great place to find basketry supplies and free patterns.

Daffodil Basket
A free pattern for a springtime basket made with flat reed.

Easter Basket
A cute Easter basket pattern from Weaver’s Stain

Basketmakers Catalog
A nice collection of free basketry patterns.

Easter Basket
A free Easter basketry pattern from A Handwoven Life.

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Easter Crafts

Felted Eggs
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Beadwork
Easter Tapestry
Easter Basketry
Easter Feltmaking

Basketry Books

The Techniques of Basketry

Basketry: The Nantucket Tradition

Gourds + Fiber: Embellishing Gourds with Basketry, Weaving, Stitching, Macramé & More: Embellishing Gourds with Basketry, Weaving, Stitching, Macramé & More

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Cedar Bark Weaving – Anna Billy: blabilly

As part of the Gibsons Landing Fibre Festival, held during the week of August 13 – 19, 2001, Anna Billy taught a class in traditional cedar bark weaving. Workshop participants learned how to weave a cedar bark basket using plaiting and twining techniques of the centuries-old Coast Salish tradition.

The bark was harvested for these baskets in the early spring. If done properly, the bark removal doesn’t harm the cedar trees, making this a tree-friendly fibre craft.

Cedar Rose
made by Anna Billy
cedar bark rose

Weaving with Cedar Bark Class

cedar bark weaving

cedar bark baskets

The cedar bark is soaked in water until it is soft. The cedar strips are woven and then held in place by twining with narrow strips of rafia or cedar bark.

cedar bark basket

Cedar Bark Basket
Cedar Bark Basket

The edge of the basket is finished by folding the bark over. It can be folded inside the basket or folded outside to create a decorative edge. The cedar bark can also be torn into narrow strips to create a fringe.

More About Cedar Bark:

Cedar Bark Traditional Gathering Methods

An article from the U’Mista News describes the method for gathering cedar bark.

Julie Joseph

Julie Joseph is a member of the Ditidaht band and has been weaving with cedar bark for over 30 years.

Lisa Tilford
Haida basket weaver, Lisa Tilford, explains how she harvests cedar bark for spinning and weaving baskets.

Basketry Books
Harvesting Cedar Bark: From Windfall And Salvage For Basketry
Pine Needle Basketry: From Forest Floor to Finished Project
Earth Basketry

The Chilkat Blanket
Chilkat blanket weaving originated with the Tsimshian people and spread to the Tlingit. Wool from goats was blended with cedar bark and dyed with lichen (wolf moss) for yellow, urine and hemlock bark for brown and copper and urine for blue/green.

Cedar Bark Dyes
I dyed some wool with cedar bark. Here’s how.

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Cedar Bark Weaving: aa012699

The cedar tree was a very versatile material, used by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific northwest. The bark yields a red dye and can be woven into baskets, hats and spun into fine clothing.

The inner layer of cedar bark was carefully removed from the tree, by making a horizontal cut in the bark. A portion of the soft inner bark was separated and rolled up and hung to dry. When dry. the bark was cut into strips, ready for making mats or baskets. The yellow cedar bark was soaked, boiled and beaten, similar to the retting process for flax fibers. Garments made from yellow cedar were soft and pliable and were worn to shed the rain

The image portfolio of the Curtis Collection has an amazing collection of photos of cedar bark clothing and life on Clayoquot Sound.
Julie Joseph was taught the ancient techniques of cedar bark weaving by her grandmother. Today she makes innovative use of this medium to create hats, baskets, dolls and wall hangings.
Other Indian artists also work with cedar bark, cedar root, bear grass, horse tail and other traditional materials. But many have difficulties finding the cedar trees that sustained their life for centuries. “It’s harder to find the materials now because – where are the cedar trees now? All the low lands and the swamps, they’re all gone, all logged off. Miles and miles of nothing.” Richard Cultee

More about Cedar Bark Weaving

Cedar Bark Dyes
I used cedar bark to dye wool. Here’s how I did it.

Salish Blankets

Cedar Basketry Workshop

Cedar Bark Weaving – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – You Tube

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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom

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