Birch bark

Birch bark is the outer layer of Golden birch bark. It is surprisingly plastic and environmentally friendly natural material from which it is possible to make the most various subjects.

Birch bark is easily removed from the trunk, processed with a simple tool. It is lightweight, durable, waterproof.

birch bark

Since ancient times, birch bark has been used to protect against cold and damp. They made fishing boats of shoes which was leaking water, easy container for granular and liquid products.

Different Nations have their own traditions and ways of weaving and decoration of birch bark products. This carving, scraping, embossing, painting and more.

birch bark tuesa

The ancient craft of birch bark weaving has revived again, and now you can see a wide range of birch bark products in stores: boxes, candy boxes, baskets, panels, notebooks, handbags.

Modern masters - artists on birch bark, continuing the best traditions of folk art, make new decisions in their work. Over time, the decoration of birch bark products complicated and now you can see the wonderful work with openwork carving of three or four layers of birch bark. Several layers of warm birch bark shades with lace pattern, superimposed on one another, give the ornament volume, depth and some fabulous originality.

Bark in needlework
Beresta (birch bark) — a beautiful ornamental material. It is durable, resistant to decay. Widely used in arts and crafts...
Preparation of the material
The bark in folk crafts have long been popular and well studied the masters, so the material is harvested, is...
Preparation of the bark to work
The bark may persist for many years. During this time, it will naturally dry out, so it should be specially...
Tools
To cut off knots, cut off the desired portion of the workpiece, you will need a small hatchet and a...
Embossed
Embossed on the bark — one of the types of original art. In the traditional processing of birch bark craftsmen...
Welt elm
This is a common method of artistic processing of birch bark. This way you can decorate different things — boxes,...
Applique made of birch bark
Ornamental possibilities of birch bark will expand, if it is used as a material for applications as a by itself...
Burning on birch bark
This is an unconventional, new form of work, and probably not widely circulated, little known even among professionals. Pictures are...