Artists enjoy weekend of sun and scent at Lavender Wind Festival | Slideshow

The sun was shining bright, making the scent of lavender just a bit cheerier during the Lavender Wind Festival Saturday.

Visitors roamed the lavender fields and lavender labyrinth, taking in the views of Admiralty Inlet.

Artist booths clustered areas of the farm, offering artist demonstrations as well as art for sale.

Whidbey Island artists Cheri Bricker-Burnett and her friend Carl Ulmschneider worked on a decorative wire cage for a specialty order while visitors watched in awe. The duo create the wire pieces, mainly used to cover planters to keep those pesky deer away.

Bricker-Burnett said Ulmschneider taught her how to make the wire art and has taken off with the various designs and creations.

Coupeville woodworker Mike Dessert chatted with visitors and shared the history behind some of his carpentry talents. As Dessert worked on a decorative carving, he explained the biological reasons some wood is harder than others.

Coupeville basket weaver Mary Alice Sterling demonstrated weaving for visitors while explaining how she offers workshops where people can learn and weave their very own basket.

Sterling said out of all the festivals, the one at Lavender Wind Farm was one of her favorites.

Members of the Pacific Northwest Art School served wine in a designated wine garden while visitors relaxed in the son and listened to various local musicians and groups including The Shifty Sailors, Siri Bardarson, The Muse and Eye and Skinny Tie Jazz.


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