As a contemporary sculptural artist I've been exploring the traditional art of weaving with plant fibers since 1985. I gather materials respectfully, recycling bark off of trees that are being cut down, pruning selectively to encourage the growth and health of plants, and replanting at every opportunity. I enjoy sharing the lessons I've learned from my generous teachers.
Being a hands-on, low-tech type person, I will do my best to make weekly (or at least monthly) posts. I like writing about the making process, worthwhile community projects, and sharing practical ideas of what the seasons have to offer those who are longing to live creatively within the rhythms of the natural world.
Ed Carriere and I enjoyed teaching together at BARN this May 5, 2018.Read More
Twenty Basketry Workshops in 2018 at Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network.Read More
I hope you can join me at the BARN this August 26-27 for a weekend of making lots of projects from plant fibers that the young people in your life will love.Read More
Suquamish Elder Ed Carriere shares his story of recreating ancient Salish Sea Basketry from basket fragments found in Pacific Northwest wetsites.Read More
Sue Skelly will teach how to make a 4′ Cedar Garden Spire at BARN in July.Read More