Dorothy McGuinness has been weaving sculptural baskets using diagonal twill techniques for over 20 years. She utilizes watercolor paper and acrylic paints as her medium of choice. She has gathered extensive basketry knowledge from over 30 years of learning and exploring the various weaving methods that have been handed down through the ages. Dorothy has participated in numerous local, national and international shows and has won various national and international awards. What most attracts Dorothy to using paper and paint for weaving is the ability to play with color and pattern. She enjoys exploring the interplay of weaving, color and design in new sculptural pieces and continues to experiment. Dorothy was born in 1961 in Western Washington and currently resides in Everett, Washington.

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