In this class, students will learn about traditional lifeways, culture, traditional ecological knowledge, see samples of traditional foods, medicine and utilitarian plants. There will also be family belongings that have been passed down generations in Stephanie's family, as well as traditional tools. Students will learn how to work with tule rush, learn multiple traditional weaving techniques, including different starts and rims, and learn proper gathering, processing, cleaning, and storage methods of basketry materials. Students will complete and take home a finished woven tule basket by the end of the class.
The instructor, Stephanie Craig nee Wood, Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Takelma Rogue River, Cow Creek Umpqua, Clackamas Chinook, is enrolled in The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. She is a seventh generation traditional basket weaver, Oregon Culture Keeper, I/TEK practitioner and cultural museum consultant. Stephanie grew up listening to her great great Aunties, Grandmother and Tribal Elders talking and actively using basketry that has been in their family for over 100 years. She has been weaving and teaching for 17+ years.
This folk & traditional arts workshop is supported with funding from Northwest Heritage Resources, a Washington state cultural non-profit organization. Class fee is waived for members of regional tribes (contact email@example.com to arrange).
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120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
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610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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