Friday, April 6, 2012

Basketry Exhibition at NW Weavers Conference

The highlight of the conference was a Gala Exhibition celebrating the past, present and future creations of this thirty year old organization that started with the "Ditch Ladies"- a title bestowed to the founding members by a state trooper that inquired why a cluster of women were repeatedly spotted gathering twigs and grasses in the ditches along the state highway.
Today the Northwest Weavers Guild is a thriving organisation that sponsors many basket-weaving related activities in the Pacific Northwest- or- if you are a Canadian- the Pacific Southwest.
The Gala was breathtaking. Here are some of the creations I saw. I apologise not to have recorded the artists' names- it was a very crowded bustley venue! 

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