Head up the trail and experience the resources of the Boundary Waters country in the manner known to the native Americans, the first residents of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with the North House to offer students an opportunity to immerse in the rich history of this special area.
Using materials you will gather from the boundary waters area during the class, students will make a twined "nest" basket, approximately 8" to 10" in size. In addition, students will learn the coiled basket technique and make a small ornament from material collected over the weekend. Since you'll be collecting materials as you travel, your baskets will tell the story of where you've been.
A variety of lodging options are available to students at special rates, allowing students to enjoy the beauty and northwoods hospitality up along the Gunflint Trail, and immerse in a traditional northern craft, while exploring the Gunflint wilderness.
We offer students lodging options at special rates, although students are welcome to stay wherever they please. The class schedule includes two evening gatherings at the lodge as well as the classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Course dates are Oct 3-5, with 2 ½ days of instruction, running from Fri at 7 p.m. to noon on Sun. A special cabin package is available for this course.
North House tuition is $170 per student, plus materials of $10. Registering for this course is a two-step process. You can register for the course directly with North House at: http://www.northhouse.org/courses/courses/course.cfm/cid/737
Then you can call us for a cabin reservation at: 1-800-328-3325 and ask for the Basketry Making Class-special package.
Our Special Package includes: Accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin with a full or efficiency kitchen, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and either a full bath or a shower bathroom (best cabin available).
We are honored to be the first company North House has partnered with, as they venture out to holding classes in other areas of our community.