For over three decades I’ve been enjoying the process of sharing plant fiber weaving with learners of all ages. My way of understanding the universe is through experience, by doing, by using all my senses, and that is the way I teach. I use this many-faceted discipline as a doorway to cultural awareness, creativity, academic learning, professional development, and environmental stewardship. My role as an artist not only involves creating art from the landscape, but includes building artisans programs, designing curriculum, and participating in artists and writers residencies. Beginning 2018 I will be working on a publication: “Weaving Nature - Plant Fiber Project Blending Culture, Science & Art” in hopes of offering some helpful lessons to support those who also teach in this manner. I hope you will stay tuned!
Upcoming Workshops 2019
I enjoyed teaching a one-day workshop at IslandWood on Feb 3, 2019: Weaving From the Wild.
An outstanding line-up of well known basketry teachers are now scheduled to offer their workshops at Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network (BARN) in 2019. Check the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Calendar for tuition and registration information for workshops taught by Polly Adams Sutton, Peeta Tinay, Kathey Ervin, Nancy Sigo, Deb Curtis, Karen Sherwood, Sue Skelly, and more. Also, watch for upcoming Cedar Weaving and Wool Dyeing workshops at the Suquamish Museum, and Heronswood Gardens on the Kitsap Peninsula.
I'm shifting my focus from teaching to documenting. This year, I'm figuring out how to share my favorite lessons in a simple form, with as many people as possible. For now, I hope you will visit some of the past workshops here and see what fun we've had.
I welcome suggestions and comments as I continue to develop these educational resources. Please don't hesitate to contact me.