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 the many-faceted discipline of plant fiber technology 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 artist residencies.
For now I'm shifting my focus from teaching to documenting, figuring out how to share my favorite lessons about “Weaving Nature” in a simple form, for those who embrace the idea that hands-on-learning is the best teacher.
For now, I hope you will visit some of the past workshops by clicking on the links below to see what fun we've had.
Teaching Resources -
Suquamish Museum -
Burke Museum -
Bainbridge Museum of Art -
Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network - An outstanding line-up of well known basketry teachers were scheduled to offer their workshops at Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network (BARN) in 2020. Unfortunate the Covid-19 Pandemic caused them to be cancelled. Check the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Calendar for information about many innovative workshops offered virtually.
Cultural art film of Suquamish Elder Ed Carriere making a Salish Clam Basket, Produced by Katie Jennings of New Canoe Media - Clam Basket A Story by Ed Carriere