Willows are ready up here in Elko, so we decided to have our first class here in Elko at the Elko Band Senior Welcome Center. We will gather willows locally, work on splitting willows and learn to make a braided willow earring or bracelet using willow thread. Download the flyer below.
The earring and bracelet was a project that I worked on while attending the Northwest Basketweavers conference this year in Spokane, Washington. I also made a cap, rattle and headband out of cedar. The earring and bracelet picture are on the flyer .
Here are a few pics that I took while there. There were many weavers and the room was filled with teachers and students. I wish I had taken more but I was busy working on my cap. My teachers were Ethel and Floyd Warbus from the Lummi Tribe. My sister, Lorraine Shay and I have taken a few classes from them and they do an excellent job of teaching and preparing materials for their students.
2020 GBNBA Calendar of Activities will be posted here once we get things finalized.