Katherine began researching and weaving Cherokee baskets in the late 1990s. After mastering traditional techniques which include processing, dying and weaving, she began adding her own signature style. Sometimes she incorporates a bit of contemporary flare with the traditional. Katherine is the creator of the “Hiding Turtle” pattern and works with both traditional and contemporary mediums in her art. Her artwork includes items such as trays, baskets and wall-art weavings. Gathering honeysuckle from the earth, processing it, dying and weaving it, allows Rackliff’s creativity and Nature to meld into each piece allowing the piece’s own natural beauty to emerge. Katherine’s award-winning works and commissions are in private and corporate collections world-wide.
Description: 13X4" Commercial basket reed with Cornhusks and dye
Description: 14X4" Commercial Basket Reed with cornhusks and dye
Description: gold Commercial Reed 15" Long with cornhusks and raffia
Description: about 20"X9" Yellow Reed tied with Cornhusks and Raffia