Cedar & Salmon Basketry Course
November 6 & 7 | 9 am to 4 pm
Millersylvania Park Historic Kitchen Shelter #1 | Olympia Washington
Cured and dried salmon skins and Western Red Cedar pair perfectly as we blend these Northwest traditions for the creation of a stunning berry basket. Weavers can bring shells or beads to adorn their individual baskets. Traditions of salmon skin curing will also be demonstrated in class. Finished baskets measure about 4 x 4 x 4
About our Guest Instructor:
Karen Sherwood co-founded Earthwalk Northwest in 1996, a private school teaching earth-centered skills. Karen was hired by Tom Brown Jr. to develop and expand the wild foods curriculum for this well-known tracker school and received a strong understanding of traditional uses of wild plants while teaching there. She continues to teach ethnobotany programs through Earthwalk Northwest and other organizations such as the Dept. of Ecology, Washington Outdoor Women, King Co. Parks and the Earth Mentoring Institute. In addition to her botany background, Karen also spent many years in search and rescue, fine tuning her wilderness survival skills. To balance her expertise, she also teaches utilitarian uses of plants, including cordage and natural plant dyes. Her current Passion is teaching about the vast and wondrous uses of seaweed, as well as traditional Northwest basketry.
Specific class details will be emailed prior to class. If you have any questions, use the contact page or email [email protected]
Let's weave together!