Beth Homa-Kraus is a full-time basket weaver in Minnesota.
She worked/studied at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais where she learned traditional crafts including boat building, but focused on different styles of basketry. This sparked her obsession with birch bark.
She locally and sustainably harvests and processes her own materials by hand. Beth teaches birch basketry classes at North House, American Swedish Institute, the Weavers’ Guild and hosts an annual Basket Camp.
Through communal learning, public demonstrations and facilitating harvests, she shares her love for this durable and beautiful material. View more of her work, here.