Cherokee National Treasure
When I began fingerweaving in 2000, there was nobody in my community to look to for instruction so I taught myself by following directions in a little book I found called Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding by Alta Turner. Over the years, I've practiced the warpface technique and taught myself the oblique technique from another book, Fingerweaving Basics by Gerald Findley. Now, 19 years after I first began fingerweaving, I have been selected as a Cherokee National Treasure. I am so grateful to receive this recognition.