Welcome to the new year 2020. I’ll be sharing a presentation at the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild meeting at Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle on January 8th. For information about time, how to come as a guest, info about membership, please check out their website at: nwbasketweavers.org
Location is: Phinney Neighborhood Center – Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Winter is the best time to do the hard work of transformation, especially if you are a Western Red Cedar Tree. This is the season when the layer of leather-like inner bark, that generations of Salish weavers have gathered each spring, will become a layer of wood in a growth-ring that may one day be counted. I am delighted to share highlights of some of the transformative experiences and lessons learned from the plants I use in weaving, and from my students, over the nearly four decades of sharing the art and culture of plant fiber weaving.
Students at IslandWood 2019 Weaving From the Landscape Workshop – Winter is a natural time to weave together.
Our bullrush and cattail harvest – now we need to haul this all back to the car, and begin to process the materials while they are wet & fresh.
Come learn more about the seasons of gathering, favorite native plants and garden plants, and the processes that make the plant fibers more useful for weaving.