Gathering

Cheryl pays as careful attention to the gathering of kelp, cedar and tule rush for her baskets as she does the weaving of her art work. Each material is selectively chosen for its colour, texture and unique imprint nature instills on each individual blade of grass, strip of bark and treasure drawn in with the tides.

All of Cheryl’s baskets are rooted in nature. Whether it is kelp, cedar or tule rush, Cheryl gathers the material, then dries and soaks it before she begins the weaving process. Cheryl pays careful attention to the selection of her natural materials, choosing each vibrant-green rush or strip of bark for its colour, texture and shape.