Dream Weaver

McCarthy, Michael
February 2009
Timber Home Living;Feb2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p13
The article features basket weaver Donna Sakamoto Crispin and her techniques in the Native American and Japanese styles of basket weaving. Crispin reveals that she grows most of her weaving materials on her property along the northern coast of Oregon and obtains the wild materials needed from a nearby reservoir. Starting with a sketch of every one-of-a-kind design, she then gathers the necessary materials which can take a year to prepare and be ready for weaving.


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