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Exploring Northwest Gold - Pick Your Own Project
Work with Kathey Ervin for this three session class, learning the virtues of the Western Red Cedar, and other Pacific Northwest plant materials, as you weave a project of your own choosing.
Kathey is known nationally for her artistry with Cedar and her excellence as a teacher. This workshop is suitable for all experience levels with a range of projects to choose from. It will begin with a discussion on traditional harvesting practices and preparation of Western Red Cedar bark. Kathey will provide each student with written instructions and materials for one of the projects offered.
Projects include: berry baskets, purses, backpacks, and contemporary or traditional hats. A variety of weaving techniques including ‘fancy’ twill work, twinning using Alaskan Yellow Cedar bark, and rims will be explored.
An additional materials fee of $150, or more depending upon the project you choose, is payable to BARN on the first day of class. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN.
This fee will include Kathey’s beautiful hand-gathered Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar barks, various molds, and tools to use for the particular projects chosen. She will have extra basketry tools and materials available for purchase.
Instructor Bio: Kathey Ervin lives in Sequim, Washington. After a career as a maker in clay creating mostly dinnerware, twenty years ago Kathey pivoted and began a new career in basketry. She has gone through various phases of learning, embracing everything from fairly high volume production work, to pursuing her own award winning artistic aesthetic. Kathey says: “Every professor and teacher I have ever worked with has talked about learning and ‘passing it on’. I am passionate about this point, and love the experience of seeing a student begin to pick up a technique, develop it, and then ‘pass it on’.”
Limit of 8 Students