Friday, June 7, 2013

Learning to basket weave with Cedar Bark with a master weaver and creating Mixed Media Canvas

My older sister and I spent two days 4 hours total, learning to weave baskets with cedar back by a Jamestown S'Klallam tribal member Cathy McGregor. My first basket was a bit lopsided I'm afraid as the whole process was WAY more difficult than I had previously thought! The first night that I went to weaving class I had just come from a different class at Doodlebugs in Sequim, WA where I took an art class on how to do mixed media with Faber-Castells Gelatos. I will include a picture of my completed mixed media project. Needless to say I have also been doing Artist trading cards with Mary who is a teacher of K-5th graders. I have traded 20 ATC's to date. I didn't scan or take any pictures of those prior to sending them. My bad. In the future I will include pictures. Not that I have any followers or anybody who subscribes or reads my posts. Mostly it is just a diary at this point. I am learning to do all of these crafting mediums as I have two rooms in my house which are FULL to the ceiling of craft supplies and I need to start using them up vs. buying more. Signing off for now! Christine PS The lady sitting next to me in the weaving picture is my oldest sister Lenora!
Lenora and Christine learning to basket weave!
Mixed Media Canvas