My workshops at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival were well received; my focus was on beginners and I had people using as many different locally-available materials as I could. I was very proud of my students! Everyone showed a great deal of courage and an open mind, and worked all the way to the finish of their baskets without losing heart and getting disappointed. All the work was of an exceptionally high calibre. I joked with one young woman who did some extraordinarily precise and tidy work that she was a 'basket shark' who had 'hustled us' when she told us that she wasn't very crafty or artistic and had never made a basket before.
It was a great pleasure to have the honour of being a Guest Artist at the Festival, and the Festival itself lived up to its reputation of being a family-friendly event. I will jump at the chance to go again next year if I am invited.