It was a beautiful day for the outdoor workshop ‘Weaving With Invasives’ held in the lovely Medicinal Herb Garden on Seattle’s UW campus. I’m grateful to the UW Society of Ethnobiolgy which hosted this event, and especially to Alex Harwell and Ashley Blazina. Along with organizing this event they made sure we had plenty of English ivy and Reed Canary grass to begin our baskets. The students had an ample supply of fresh ivy to gather nearby so they could learn how easy it is to transform this invasive plant into a useful material, while helping to eradicate it. Yes, let’s please exploit English ivy! Use it up and save our PNW forests and landscapes! Thanks to all who came to weave, to those who helped others learn to weave, and to those who just came by to watch. It was a delightful experience for me to meet you all!