In 2005, Heather Martin-McNab began weaving baskets and proceeded to take several courses from a number of gifted basket makers, using a variety of materials and techniques. In 2006, she met a woman from the fair trade organization Gone Rural, who extended an invitation to come to Swaziland to learn with traditional weavers.
The following year, Heather went to Swaziland where she spent some time in a remote village learning the traditional coiled methods of wrapping and stitching dyed grass over a straw core, using needles make from broken umbrella parts.
Heather lives and works on Salt Spring Island where she gives workshops. She has won awards and her work can be found in numerous collections.
where to see or read more
shows: Heather Martin-McNab exhibits with and is represented by Shibui Gallery and Sculpture Garden, in Maple Bay, BC.
web: For more info about Heather's work, visit her website here.
View a video about her work with Scott Simmons here.
Heather is a member of the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild.
press: Aqua Magazine did a feature story on Heather and her basketry work.
contact Heather Martin-McNab
phone: 250 537 9675