Growing, gathering, and weaving with plant fibers from the Pacific Northwest
Respectfully gathered Pacific Northwest materials in traditional, contemporary and original fiber art.
Modern to traditional, rich textures and elegant forms are created with local materials.
Bark, wood, grasses and vines are combined to create durable heirloom quality baskets for utility, gifts, and home décor.
Plant fibers are lovingly crafted into organic forms inspired by natural landscapes.
Honoring elders, preserving habitats, collaborating, and encouraging young people to experience the natural world through art.
Find out about plants native to the Pacific Northwest and habitats where they grow.
See my artwork created with natural fibers: woven and folded bark, wall pieces, functional ribbed basketry and more.
I enjoy sharing a love of natural history, environmental stewardship, and the healing nature of natural fiber weaving.
News and notes on gathering and weaving local plant fibers. I share my inspirations on my blog, please take a moment and visit.
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