Basketry Material Gatherings


Gather Together

Experienced Guild members lead small groups to gather local weaving materials in ways that protect our native species and the environment.   

Contact the Guild's Material Gatherings Chair for information about our gatherings schedule.

Basketry materials gathered by the Guild can include:

  • Northwest Sweatgrass (Schoenoplectus americanus; also Scirpus americanus; also Scirpus pungens)

  • Red Osier Dogwood (Cornaceae Cornus sericea)

  • Cedar Bark

  • Tule

  • Cattail

  • Stinging Nettle

  • Spruce Root

  • Cherry Bark

Attendees must be Guild members.  The gathering fee is $5.00.

Read our sweetgrass gathering policies.
Read about the ethics of gathering wild plants.

Sweetgrass gathering on the Oregon Coast.

Sweetgrass gathering on the Oregon Coast.