Nature enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, parents and teachers, this section is for you. Below are some of my favorite plant fiber art making experiences with young people.
These are hands-on projects that immerse students into culture, science, and art. Most of these projects can be adapted to be less complex for 1st and 2nd graders, more complex for 3rd and 4th, and so on, right through to adults who are ready to expand their brains with hands-on learning experiences.
Small projects here include: Cordage Making, Bracelets, Nature Necklaces, Nature Bead Making, Woven Bracelets, Woven Pouch Treasure Necklace, Woven Cedar Bark Wall Hanging, Cattail Projects, Cattail and Cedar Roses, Weaving Salmon, Weaving Cattail Rattles, Clam Shell Rattle Necklace, Coiled Cordage Pendant, Whisk Broom Making, etc.
This March, through the support of IslandWood and it's generous donors, I will be editing and sketching away, to create a publication for you who love to make things with the gifts of the plants that grace this landscape. Keep in touch!
Over the past thirty years, it has been a great honor for me to be a witness a cultural revival within the Puget Sound First Peoples communities.
Come to the page and rest, says Julia Cameron in her book “The Artist’s Way”. I have desired this as I do every May. In spring, as the anticipation of its promised glories slowly creep into winter-weathered bones, the business of the season, all that is required, overtakes us like a Tsunami. Planting seeds; […]