Coast Salish Weaving
by sa'hLa mitSa - Dr. Susan Pavel
I first learned Coast Salish Weaving during the summer of 1996. My master teacher was subiyay - Bruce Miller of the Skokomish Nation. Each summer I would take three full months to produce one ceremonial blanket and then gift it to various elders of the tribe. By the fourth year it was suggested to sell the creations and I started along that path. By the seventh year I was invited to teach weaving classes and have taught well over 500 students to date. With public and private collections across the nation I continue to weave after 20 Years. The journey has been and continues to be remarkable. The essence of weaving is fulfilled because ...
I AM OBEDIENT TO THE CALL.