Ash and Sweetgrass Basketry at Festival

Three accomplished Black ash and sweetgrass basketmakers will present their basketry at the Native American Arts Festival being hosted by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, September 26, 2009. The Nature Center is located in Stamford, CT. In addition to the basketmakers, many prominent Native American artists will show their artwork, which will be available for purchase. Young visitors will be able to take part in traditional Native American games.

Fiber artist Ronnie-Leigh Goeman uses traditional Iroquois methods in creating baskets. She collaborates with Stonehorse Goeman, who sculpts bases for the baskets out of bone and other natural materials.

Using the plaiting technique of basket weaving, Robin Lazore uses split ash and sweet grass as materials. She is known for her strawberry and pineapple twist baskets.

Carrie Hill comes from a long line of basket weavers, and uses techniques passed down to her through family members. She uses black ash splint and sweet grass to create traditional baskets.

For more upcoming basketry events around the USA visit BasketMakers.com.

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