Where? Most classes are located in Carnation, Washington at the historic Hjertoos House near Tolt McDonald Park (see bottom of page for more details). Core instructor is Heidi Bohan, author of ‘The People of Cascadia’, ‘Journey Plant Medicine Cards’, ‘Starflower Native Plant ID Cards’; learning and teaching Pacific Northwest traditional skills since 1993.
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Winter Basketry Series
January – March
Sundays 10:00- 4:30 : January 21, February 4 & 18, March 4
We will cover all four, core traditional weaving techniques of coil, plaited, twined and wicker to make baskets from wildcrafted native plants from our region such as pine needle, cedar bark, sweetgrass, rush (cattail and tule), willow and red osier. We will learn about making fibers from plants such as dogbane hemp, nettle and flax to incorporate into our weavings, as well as natural dyes and other natural ornamentation from plants such as bear grass, wild cherry and maidenhair fern to create designs on our baskets.
This series is geared for beginner to refresher basketmakers and we will be making baskets which can be completed in one day.
Class 1: Pine Needle- Coil Techniques-
Class 2- February 4th: Cedar Bark, Sweetgrass and Rush- Plaited Techniques
Class 3- February 18th: Willow- Wicker Techniques-
Sorry this class is full!
Class 4- March 4th: Soft Twined Fiber & Wool- Twined Techniques
Update: 2/7/18- one spot remaining in this class!
Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Plant Identification Course!
Last Sunday of the Month March- September- 1:00-6:00PM
3/25; 4/29; 5/27; 6/24; 7/29; 8/26; 9/30
We will explore native plant ecosystems in our local region, learn to identify important ethnobotanical plants from trees to forbs using key field characteristics, and discover their uses. Each exploration will incorporate hands-on activities and interactive experiences to help build traditional skills such as fiber work, carving, plant medicines, edible foods, harvest and preservation techniques and more. Geared for adults and mature youth (with adult) who want to build their knowledge about identifying plants of this region and their traditional and contemporary uses. Supplemental activities will be suggested to enhance the learning experience. Transportation will be by carpool unless otherwise arranged.
$450 course fee– Includes plant press, native plant identification cards, Journey Plant Medicine Cards and all supplies.
Update: This course is filling fast, I currently have 6 spots remaining.
2017-2018 Traditional Basketry & Weaving Apprenticeship Program
For more details
11/10/17 Update: Thank you all, we have a full class and having fun!
2018 Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Course- January-September
See photos from our 2017 course!
Ireland Ethnobotany Exploration
September 16-October 8
We had an amazing journey through Ireland. Check out photos of our explorations here.
Interested in joining us next time to Ireland?
Or Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Exploration of Scotland!!?
Let me know if you are interested in future explorations!
Spain Ethnobotanical Study Expedition- August 2017
Completed! See my Blog about the trip
For the tribal community:
Snoqualmie Tribal Members: Gatherer to Gardener Programs have been approved by Tribal Council for funding under the ‘Education- Adult Enrichment Activities’ Application
I also offer stipends and discounts to tribal members from all local tribes based on current class enrollment numbers. Please contact me directly for more information : email@example.com or 425-549-0093
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Classes are based out of Carnation, Washington in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley, 35-45 minute scenic drive from Seattle, 20-30 scenic minutes from Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville; Located at the historic Hjertoos House on the Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 NE 40th St.
Classes are held in studio and outdoor classroom spaces, herb and cottage gardens, hedgerows, and lots of nearby trails, natural and cultural areas. There are camping and yurt options available at Tolt McDonald Park, and others at the farm by arrangement.