Dr. Susan Pavel (sa’ hl a mitSa) and Kelly Sullivan (Port Gamble S’Klallam) are sharing with us the art of Coast Salish Weaving. Mostly recently they have been focusing on tying the art form back to the land through the incorperation of plant dyed materials. Please join us on Wednesday to hear what they have to share!
Dr. Susan Pavel (sa’ hl a mitSa) first learned Coast Salish Weaving the summer of 1996. Each summer she would produce one ceremonial blanket and then gift it to various elders of the tribe. By the fourth year she was selling the weavings. By the seventh year she was invited to teach weaving classes and has taught over 2,500 students.
She has participated and later solo exhibited seven museum exhibits. With public and private collectors across the nation she continues to weave. 2016 marked 20 Years of Coast Salish Wool Weaving for her and more importantly – SQ3Tsya’yay –Weaver’s Spirit Power.
Joining her will be her apprentice, Kelly Sullivan (Port Gamble S’Klallam) In 2016 Sullivan learned to weave and began participating with Dr. Pavel in all aspects of weaving; from learning about gathering raw materials, spinning and dying the wool using local plants, then to produce woven pieces of all types with the various techniques. Together, they have helped bring a strong resurgence of Coast Salish wool weaving to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Community where many weavers and teachers are beginning to emerge.
Join us daily— 12 to 9pm— for farmcrafted hard cider on draft, cider cocktails and non-alcoholic options available in our Tap Room, and guided tastings and orchard tours on weekend afternoons. The Finnriver Kitchen is now serving seasonally-inspired, locally-sourced foods every day from 12-8pm. On weekends, we host an array of fabulous food vendors: Dented Buoy Woodfired Pizza and Hama Hama Seafood. You can view food hours and Finnriver Kitchen menu here: https://www.finnriver.com/food