Sequim Arts’ Jan. 23 meeting will feature the pine needle artwork of artist Jodie Morris.
Morris belongs to the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild of Seattle, where the focus is on the process of collecting natural materials, the techniques used to weave, the art of weaving, and the deep appreciation of the work that goes into each woven piece.
“Recently I added small pine needle basket necklaces, nestling a sea shell in the small pine needle basket as part of my weaving,” she says.
“In addition to weaving pine needles for baskets, I’ve used seaweed, moss, sweet grass, cedar bark, bear grass and wooden spoke weaving. I have a strong and deep appreciation for the beautiful work the Pacific Northwest Native Americans put into their baskets and the many hours it takes to weave a basket, each being a work of art.
“I continue to be taught and to learn from other weavers and I find my pine needle basket weaving continually changing as I learn new techniques. In sharing my work I hope those who view it will come to appreciate the hours, time and beauty that weavers lovingly put into their work,” Morris says.
The Sequim Arts meeting is at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Refreshments are at 9:30 a.m., business meeting at 10 a.m. with the presentation following at about 10:45 a.m.
Everyone, including non-artists, is welcome to attend the free meetings.