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Chilkat “Seaweed” for Klukwan’s Cultural Center Fundraiser

November 27th, 2013 by Clarissa

Weaving the beginning of the “seaweed” Chilkat weaving I designed for a small handbag

The village of Klukwan, Alaska is hosting a fundraiser to assist in the construction of their Cultural Center.  This even is held next week on December 7th at the Burke Museum, University of Washington State, in Seattle.  Click here for more information on the cultural center and see other artists’ donations for the fundraiser.

Yesterday I began weaving this Chilkat “seaweed” bag to donate for the fundraiser.  I intend to finish it by Saturday’s 2pm mail out deadline.  I intended to have it completed by the first of this month but many unforeseen circumstances arose; slowed me down a bit.  At times like these, I call myself “Cutting-It-Close Clarissa.”

Later this week, I will post photos of the completed project; stay tuned!

 

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