How to Make Tulip Tree Bark Baskets

Tulip tree bark baskets represent an old but extremely "handy" craft from the hills of North Carolina.

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Draw a line across your sheet of bark alfway between the two short sides. Connect the ends of that scribe with two curved arcs to form an elongated football shape. Then, use your knife to score the markings through the outer bark, fold the material (carefully!) along the cuts. Your basket will begin to take its final shape