Juncus Harvest with Stephanie Craig
Teacher: Stephanie Craig
Juncus is a soft rush considered a sacred weaving material and used for centuries in basketry by numerous Native American tribes, including those throughout the Willamette Valley, Western OR and coastal California. Juncus has been used to create a variety of practical storage containers, from gathering baskets to European-style purses made for settlers. In this harvesting class, Grand Ronde Tribal member Stephanie Craig, will guide students in sustainable harvesting, cleaning and storage techniques. Students will see a patch of living juncus, tended to on private land, and will learn about the uses of basketry plants, gathering, and preparing techniques, along with relevant Tribal history and culture. This workshop will be held outside on private property 30 minutes east of Astoria, OR. An exact location and further details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the outing.
All Native Arts classes are offered at 50% off tuition for all peoples of North American indigenous descent. Please email email@example.com for details.
This workshop is open to all adults 16yrs & over. Please leave dogs at home.
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