Monday, September 28, 2015

2016 Weavers Artwork entries!

We are so very excited to announce the the final six entries for the 4th Annual, 2016 Spirit Weavers Gathering call for artists! We received many beautiful and unique entries and all were made with so much love but in the end, we feel these final images truly represent the essence of the gathering. Congratulations to Sandra Betancort, Rocio Mariposa, Isabelle Bryna, Michelle Blade, Taylor Compton, and Melissa McConnell!  Love and  Gratitude to all those who submitted their artwork! So much beauty to be shared! 
Voting is super easy with no log in so please vote on your favorite image here… Winner chosen will have their artwork represent this years event and will also receive a free ticket to the gathering! Deadline to vote is October 5th.

Thank you for voting here!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Spirit Weavers Call for Artist

In the spirit of women gathering to share their hearts and hands, we would like to invite you to submit your beautiful ARTWORK to be used for the 4th Annual, 2016 Spirit Weavers Gathering. We are gratefully accepting submissions until September 15th. We will choose several images to be voted on by our community. Winner and gathering info will be announced October 1st. The artist who's image is chosen will receive a free entry into the gathering! 
The submissions should coincide with our previous images so feel free to use them as inspiration. Please leave room for font so that we can include the info for the next gathering. Some ideas that work beautifully for our current space, redwoods, rivers and rainbows! Visit for detailed info. ������All Gathering dates and info will be announced in October with Teacher and Work exchange apps in November.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spirit Weavers Gathering 2015

As I settle back into a place of stillness and rest I can't help but reflect on the beauty and prolific exchanges that were shared in the redwoods. Honoring our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers and all of those who once walked the Earth with a light footprint and a desire to give back to the land through ceremony, skill sharing and song weaving. Filmed by Leslie Sattersfield with music by Mariee Sioux. heart emoticon Love to you all. 
Spirit Weavers Gathering 2015 from Leslie Satterfield on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Spirit Weavers Teachers and Classes for 2015

All new classes and weavers for the 2015 Spirit Weavers Gathering are now posted! Over 85 classes added. These gorgeous offerings are all gifts to share! We hope you will join us in the redwoods this May.  Tickets on sale Jan 5th 10am PST. 
Classes on Medicine doll making, felting, beading, basketry, shoe making, feather fans, weaving, medicinal honey...

ceremony, song, childbirth education, women's health, flower essences, herbalism, wild foraging...

macrame, leather craft, seed saving, fiber weaving, drum making , yoga and so much more!

With 30 new teachers added this year...

from all around the world! 

We are grateful to have our returning teachers with us again!

And Grateful  for our Spirit Weavers Team who are working behind the scenes to make sure the 2015 Gathering is the best one yet!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

✷ Spirit Weavers Gathering 2015 ✷

It is with the highest love and joy in our hearts we present to you Spirit Weavers Gathering 2015! May 14th~18th in the Mendocino Redwoods at Camp Navarro. Teacher and Worktrade applications are also now available on the site! We hope you will join us for another year of skillshare, ceremony and the songs of the heart. Tickets on sale January 5th. Please see Website for details.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

...Earth Offering, Mandala Cards...

For the last seven years I have found pure joy in been making Earth Offerings throughout our travels. I was first inspired by the Q'eros tribe in Peru where I sat in Despacho Ceremony making offerings and prayers to the Apus (mountains) and beauty surrounding us. This collection includes some of my favorite offerings from 2014 now available through ETSY.  

These are great to give with gifts, as gifts or just as prints to hang. With the holidays approaching, the possibilities are endless.

Earth Offerings cards available: HERE

Monday, November 10, 2014

~~Heartbeat of the Mother, Orcas Island~~

Last month, Naia and I returned from a six week road trip through the Pacific Northwest.  We started in San Diego and made our way up close to the Canadian Border.  One of our stops along the journey was on a ferry out to Orcas Island in the Salish Sea.  Many dear sisters were gathering for a drum retreat and it was such a beautiful way to hand off Naia for a bit to her Aunties so that Mama could get in some self love time.  Papa has been on Catalina Island recording music so this has been a beautiful opportunity for me to reflect on my gratitude for Agustin and his help and love for us and our family.  After six weeks apart, we will reunite this coming week!

Mila Redwood taught the drum workshop and Baelyn Elspeth served us tea throughout the gathering.  Jackie Rose lovingly prepared all of our meals with local and organic food right from the island.  One thing I love about Orcas and the other San Juan Islands is their dedication and commitment to banning GMO foods for sale or grow.  It would be so amazing to see the Hawaiian Islands take on this model.

The drum is commonly played by Men and it has been so beautiful for us all to witness an openness  to Women over time.  The Mothers heartbeat can be shared within our own two hands with the offerings of the trees and animal skin for everyone.

Through Spirit Weavers,  I believe we are all beginning to recognize the connections and impact that these short five days together has for years to come.  Many gifts and visions are received there such as the Heartbeat retreat!  Thank you Mila for following through and bringing this dream to reality!  Thank you Indi and all teachers for passing along the drum knowledge so that Women and Men can continue to sing their hearts song!

 Photography by Renata Chebel