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Holly Churchill Teaches Advanced Weaving
January 11 - 23, 2003


December 28, 2002

Haida weaver Holly Churchill is teaching Cedar Bark Weaving III: Appliqué Design at the Totem Heritage Center January 11 - 23, 2003.

Students will learn the advanced techniques used to create a soapberry spoon container basket. This type of basket was often brought to potlatches to hold its owner's spoon. The basket top was sometimes protected by a rattle, which alerted its owner if someone else tried to use their spoon. Students will learn this history, and other Haida stories, as they create their baskets.

Churchill has demonstrated weaving techniques at the Seattle Art Museum, and is one of the Totem Heritage Center's most popular instructors. Her work has been shown in exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, Alaska State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum and locally. Churchill comes from a family of weavers, including grandmother Selina Peratrovich, mother Delores Churchill and sisters Evelyn Vanderhoop and April Churchill. Holly Churchill was born and raised in Ketchikan.

This 30-hour course is filling quickly and some pre-class work is required, so register today to ensure your participation! For more information, please call the Totem Heritage Center at 225-5900.



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