Donna has written to alert me to workshops she has scheduled this summer. July 8-10, 2009 you can explore basketweaving with natural materials in this workshop at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon. The class will introduce you to a variety of grasses, barks, twigs, vines, roots, fibers, and more! Students will make a variety of projects, like a bird house, birch pouch with embellishments, and twined baskets made from locally grown iris leaves, with Northwest sedge. Donna will discuss growing, collecting, and harvesting natural materials. She grows many of her weaving materials, and collects from the wetlands and forests around Eugene, Oregon.
She will teach this workshop entitled Baskets from Nature a second time at Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico July 14-20, 2009.
Donna has been making baskets and teaching basketweaving for 20 years to people of all ages, from 6 years old and up. She has won several awards and has shown her work all over the U.S. and in Japan. For more info, see www.donnasakamotocrispin.com.