Nancy Basket

Kuzdu Kanin Designs

Nancy has been a kudzu basket maker for 30 years. She learned to weave her first pine needle basket in 1980. Nancy is a public school artist in residence and teaches at Earthskills Gatherings throughout the region. Her works, such as substantial woven and freeform chandeliers, are installed throughout North Carolina.

Nancy is speaking in North Carolina.


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Invasives in Native Culture

How do you study other cultures and incorporate ancient techniques without appropriation? In this workshop, Nancy, a woman of mixed heritage, will share how she added value to plants no one else wanted. Learn Native American stories of respect for all sentient beings by turning a stick into a vessel.

Speaking At:

North Carolina, Saturday 9:00-10:30 a.m., Sustainable Living

Invasive Vine Basketry

Native Americans know all plants have medicinal properties and spirits as living beings, even those considered ""invasives"" that are often detested and discarded. This session will cover the uses of such invasives in Native cultures, and teach you to transform plants like kudzu and wisteria into beautiful freeform baskets.

Speaking At:

North Carolina, Saturday 2:30-6:00 p.m., Half-Day Workshops