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Produced by North House Folk School in Minnesota, this book pays homage to the birch tree (of the genus Betula), commonly found in forests of the Northern Hemisphere.
Various contributors explore the rich historical and cultural significance of the birch, recounting lore and legends from across cultures and time, and describing the biology and ecology of this distinctive tree.
Craft artists present projects for creating functional and decorative items made from birch bark, such as tar and dye, shoes, baskets and ornaments, and from birch wood, such as carved and turned bowls, traditional kubb game pieces and Swedish carved Dala horses. Each of the 20 projects includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions supported by detailed color photos.
An enlightening read for woodworkers and anyone interested in traditional northern crafts.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 177 pages, 2007.