Sheryl TAiT

Sheryl Tait is a cedar bark weaver living in Port Alberni. Sheryl is from the Wolf clan and has been a cedar bark weaver for many years. She comes from a long line of weavers including her mother, grandmother & great grandmother Sheryl does cedar bark hats and baskets and she does many other pieces.

Creating a basket goes way beyond the actual weaving. Sheryl goes out to harvests with her husband and her mother and father and prepares her own material using red and yellow cedar bark. To harvest cedar bark Sheryl is forced to travel to many different locations to find the proper material and then further hours after that to prepare it for weaving combining both contemporary and traditional methods in her weaving.