20 Dec Shannon Pritchard
Shannon is a maker by nature, one whose hands have always grasped for materials which could be transformed. She is interested in truth, in stories, and in the way objects hold echoes of memory.
Her path with fiber work began as a child; knitting which led to spinning, weaving, and searching for the source of any materials being used. She has been deepening and sharing these skills for the last ten years.
Her path with bee-tending began eight years ago while studying sustainable agriculture practices at the Evergreen State College, and continued with her befriendment of herbalist Benjamin Pixie. Their collaboration has brought The Pixie Traveling Medicine Show on tours through the west – sharing stories and gifts of the most important and magnificent of her teachers; the honeybee.
Shannon believes in endless possibilities, puts her trust in wildness, and owes her life to poetry and to those who share it. She is a wood whisperer – spending most days at work in a wood shop in the Pacific Northwest, Nisqually territory. Perhaps best described as a skillionaire, Shannon is most of all curious to learn what -you- have to teach.
Shannon Pritchard will be teaching Fiber-Spinning and Honeybee Magick & Medicine.