Join Kathey Ervin for three days learning the virtues of the Western Red Cedar, and other Pacific Northwest plant materials, as you weave a project of your own choosing, either a Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack, or a Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat.
Kathey is known nationally for her artistry with Cedar and her excellence as a teacher. This workshop is suitable for all experience levels since enrollment is limited to 8 students which allows time for individual instruction.
The workshop 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 the project they have selected, either the Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack, Or, the Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat. The materials fee of $650 for the Backpack, or $450 for the Traditional Conical Hat, will include Kathey’s beautiful hand-gathered Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar barks, and use of the various molds and tools for the particular projects chosen. She will bring extra basketry tools and materials which will be available for purchase after class hours.
Materials Fee - Note - Students must select one project and pay the additional designated materials fee for the kit at the time of registration.
Double-Walled Cedar Bark Backpack Kit = $650
Traditional Cedar Bark Conical Hat Kit = $450
Skill Level: Universal. All skill levels welcome
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Please bring a bag lunch! We have a refrigerator you can store lunch and drinks in.
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’.”