After the snow has melted, the bulbs are up, Daphne is bloomed and even Trillium dare to expose themselves, it was time to gather for a workshop at BARN, (Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network), with Peeta Tinay. Students came from as far as north as the Gulf Islands in Canada and as far south as Astoria to spend two days learning multiple techniques for weaving with various sizes of round materials. Peeta is well known for her architectural basketry using dyed round reed, with impeccable finishes. She sells her work annually at the prestigious American Craft Counsel Art Show in San Francisco and elsewhere, and teaches all around the US and as far abroad as Denmark.
Here are a few pictures from our two day workshop. All of us, even first time basket makers, finished our colorful wicker trays. Peeta is a great teacher and we hope she will come teach at BARN again.
I’m grateful to be a member of this beautiful facility we call BARN, that houses eleven artisans studios. This is a positive place where people are building their skills and sharing what they know with others in a vibrant Community of Makers. Thank you to all the volunteers at BARN who make these programs possible.