Enter the lovely realms of willow bark! Judy grows this sustainable resource, peels and seasons the rolls and brings them to our gathering. You begin this project learning selection and preparation skills through discussion and slide images. We will then progress to planning, plaiting and twining. Interaction with the softened bark is engaging, step by step creative learning. We will make a bowl that sits gracefully in use upon your table or is equally beautiful hanging on the wall, a centerpiece for further exploration. This workshop is accessible to all levels, from beginners to experienced weavers.
Judy Zugish is a basketry artist and teacher whose work is experimental and sculpted from nature. She has explored plants in her fiber arts garden for over 30 years with keen curiosity. In 1991 she dedicated her energies to starting a field school on her nursery property, hosting national and international instructors introducing them to the Northwest. A gypsy by nature, she has been roaming widely since 1998, leading journeys in basket making to Japan, England, Denmark, France and Germany. Her teaching style is innovative and dedicated to the pleasures of sustainable nature.
• Homegrown and harvested willow barks, prepared into proper sizes for weaving
• Roots and rim options
• Use of tools needed
• Pattern for future reference
• Powerpoint slide presentation