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Judy Zugish

Marysville, WA
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Judy Zugish

Judy has been immersed--toenails, armpits & earlobes--in her garden of fibers for over 30 years. Her twin passions are integrated as a professional nursery owner (Bouquet Banque) and basketmaker. Cultivation and nurturing, harvest and prep, weaving from nature’s provisions--each year has been a learning journey that builds skills and knowledge from traditions but also explores uncharted territory. Along the way, Judy began teaching, then co-founded the field school Fishsticks Basketry, inviting guest teachers to bring their special knowledge of materials and techniques to the Northwest. Judy loves to travel, taking the basketry path to Japan and England, Germany and Denmark, Ireland and France, Laos and Thailand, bringing home with her the experience of many cultures. She enjoys the disciplines within the craft, but also the joy and play in new discovery. This is Judy’s special connection with students as she takes barks and roots, vines and sticks in a carryall trunk, teaching across the US and abroad. Her artworks are exhibited widely and you are welcome to visit her garden in person.

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Current Courses Offered by Judy Zugish

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Tabletop Candle Basket

In this course, students can discover the beauty and flexibility of willow barks and weaving on a…
Sun, Aug 14th, 2022
Instructor: Judy Zugish
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Weave A Willow Bark Hat

Weave a completely distinctive and striking chapeau using willow bark. Together, we will design a…
Wed, Aug 10th, 2022  –  Fri, Aug 12th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Judy Zugish
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Woven Bark Pouch

This is a great beginners project for those with an interest in weaving with barks. Learn multiple…
Sat, Aug 13th, 2022
Instructor: Judy Zugish

Past Courses Offered by Judy Zugish

Cedar Bark Hats

Woven Walking Sticks