Chasing Beargrass: Basketry with Polly Adams Sutton

  • Saturday, March 02, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI030219PS
  • 4


  • $140 + $75 Materials Fee
  • $108 + $75 Materials Fee

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Those of you who have had the good fortune to take a basketry class with Polly Adams Sutton at BARN, know what a master basket weaver she is and what a phenomenal teacher she is.  

Polly will be back in the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN in 2019 teaching her new workshop -- "Chasing Beargrass."

In this class you will learn to chase twine NW sweetgrass over prepared cedar bark while simultaneously weaving bear grass. Polly will demonstrate how to prepare beargrass. Your finish for your basket will be a  folded border. 

Materials: $75 for basketry materials

Skill Level: Universal -- all levels welcome.

Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

Instructor Bio: Polly Adams Sutton is a Seattle artist. Her educational background was art with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Once settled in the Pacific Northwest she was introduced to basketry through the Seattle Weaver’s Guild. It has been her practicing art ever since. She harvests cedar bark each spring in logging areas throughout Washington. Her sculptural work is primarily twined, although she experiments with wire as a woven element in her asymmetrical shapes. Her work is exhibited in galleries nationwide, and she has been recipient of many awards in juried exhibits, and was awarded an artist project grant in 2012 through the City of Seattle, to experiment with invasive vines in her work. She also received an Artist Trusts GAP Grant which she used in conjunction with a Seattle Weavers Guild Grant for investigating the basketry of Sardinia. Her piece is also on the cover of the book “500 Baskets”.

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