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Let’s Take a Hike!

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Let’s Take a Hike!
Judy Zugish
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

In this two-day workshop, participants will weave a personal walking stick using prepared cedar barks, willow, sweet grass and rush. Suitable for all levels, this project introduces many techniques of basket making, and guides your choices to create something truly original. Walking sticks become favorite companions and great conversation starters. Let’s explore the wondrous woods and vistas of Sitka. Each participant’s work will reflect their personal design choices. We will also go over how to collect and prepare materials.

About the Instructor(s)

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.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Apron

• Small sharp scissors

• Tape measure

• Old towel

• Spray bottle

• Pocket knife

• Any personal items students would like to add to their walking stick.


• Students are invited to bring a stick to use otherwise teacher will supply the stick.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• An assortment of choices in prepared willow and cedar barks, sedges, rushes, roots and reed.

• Blank walking sticks

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