It was a delight for me to be part of Karen Sherwood’s Birch Bark Knife Sheath making workshop at the Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network.
Karen brought in Swedish Carving knives for every student, and provided beautiful materials which she had carefully chosen so we could all be successful.
Karen demonstrated how the birch bark can be “persuaded” to change the natural direction it would like to curl, with a little hot water from the kettle.
Then we stitched and stitched away. No time for me to take pictures.
And everyone completed a beautiful durable knife sheath for their Swedish Carving Knives! I can’t wait to make another.
Karen Sherwood and her husband have a business called Earthwalk Northwest, Earthwalk Northwest, with a mission of preserving ancient skills and wisdom for future generations.
Check out their website. More about Karen’s two day Backpack Basket workshop up next.