<img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3301" src="http://www project collaboration software.melindawest.com/mwwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image11-545×407.jpg” alt=”accomplished cedar weaver at IslandWood” width=”545″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.melindawest.com/mwwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image11-545×407.jpg 545w, https://www.melindawest.com/mwwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image11-300×224.jpg 300w, https://www.melindawest.com/mwwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image11-550×411.jpg 550w, https://www.melindawest.com/mwwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/image11.jpg 600w” sizes=”(max-width: 545px) 100vw, 545px” />I am grateful for any opportunity to teach at IslandWood, a “school in the woods” on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Earlier this month, through IslandWood’s Community Program, a fantastic group of adults gathered there for an introduction to weaving with Western red cedar bark and Schoenoplectus pungens palla, or NW sweetgrass. I really appreciated how open and creative everyone was with materials and techniques unfamiliar to most. I appreciate and offer a huge thank you to Ellen Miyasato and Jessica Henderson who artfully assisted me in teaching, and to Christina Dougherty for all her organizing and care with the details. There is so much to learn from the Cedar tree, maybe we can do this again!?