I spent this past weekend in Rockaway, Oregon at Camp Magruder for the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Retreat.
There were so many amazing weavers there, some learning and others teaching their talents to others. So much great energy in one place.
Friday night was an open gallery, the theme was "It's Our Nature".
I had the pleasure of teaching these women how to make pine needle baskets on Saturday. A couple of them had made them before but wanted so new techniques and the rest were first timers, although you would never know it by their results. On Sunday morning I traveled north to Cannon Beach before heading home. I stopped in the Dragon Fire Gallery, where I had some of my work on display about 5 years ago. I was wearing one of the pine needle necklaces I made, the gal behind the desk remembered my name and the art I had for sale all that long ago. Amazing!
I hope to teach again next year and take some of the great classes they have to offer.