|Hopi yucca baskets|
|Hopi sash weaving loom|
Mr. Hubbell was an avid art collector. The Hubbell home (ranger led tour) is covered with artwork, plus there is a separate building for items in storage that are being curated. The home also has baskets all over the ceiling.
So what did I do for 2 weeks? I did a lot of basketry, some spinning, and sightseeing. I visited with people from all over the world, who stopped by to see the trading post and learn a bit about AZ history.
I drilled some holes through this piece of driftwood to make a tapestry woven leaf. It has various yarns, jute, leaves, sedge, banana fiber, yucca, beargrass, Midwest sweetgrass, reed, and more woven into it. It's about 2 1/2 feet across. I donated this project to the trading post as part of my residency.
I found some yucca leaves and processed them for fiber. Right now, the are retting in a pot of water in the sun. I'll scrape the green stuff off in a few weeks, and have lovely white threads soon.
I also spent about a week weaving a cedar bark salmon. It's not done yet, but when it is, I'll get it posted.