Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Birch bark workshop coming to Palmer

Weaving with birch bark produces beautiful handmade products.

The SRNAS Forest Products Program is hosting a birch bark weaving workshop Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kertulla Hall, Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S. Georgeson Drive in Palmer.

For $20 students will earn how to peel bark from trees, cut it into craft-worthy strips and create ornaments, mats and baskets. Refreshments will be served.

To register, contact Susan McNeil at 907-746-9454.

The event,sponsored by SNRAS and the UAF Cooperative Extension Service,will be taught by Assistant Professor Valerie Barber.

Addendum: As of Feb. 18, the workshop is full. There is a standby list. Thanks to all signed up to participate.

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