Learn to make a twined basket using the ‘weedy-vine’ English ivy. This vine, innocently introduced to the Pacific Northwest as a landscaping plant, has eagerly escaped the garden borders and is now choking out many of our remaining native forests. Let’s use this material, for its tenacious qualities also make it a great weaving material, and the trees in the forest will thank you! Materials provided include a sampling of limbs to remove bark from; stems of aromatic herbs, lavender and everlasting flowers to incorporate into the weaving; vines; and grass/leaves to use in the technique of cordage making. Students learn how to identify, gather, prepare, and utilize a sampling of plant fiber materials available in Pacific Northwest gardens and landscapes during the summer season.