Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree

Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree

By North House Folk School

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, 2007
ISBN 1565233077, 9781565233072

With its graceful silhouette and distinctive white bark, the birch tree has been important to people wherever it has grown. This book covers all aspects of the North's most versatile treeā€”from its biology and ecology to its different uses, craft applications, and legends. Some of the lore revealed includes birch's role as a Welsh token of love and its mysterious connection with witches' brooms. In addition to learning about how the wood is used in baskets, shoes, and wood coverings, readers can also make more than 15 craft projects from instructions in the book, including folded bark baskets, carved ornaments, and turned wooden bowls.

Lise contributes "The Lore of the Birch" and "The Birch Fairy" to this wonderful volume.

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