Among The Redwoods Full View 1a

     Early this year, I was contacted by an organization called The Great Old Broads for Wilderness and asked if I would consider creating a piece of my fiber art they could raffle as a fund raiser. 

     Great Old Broads for Wilderness began in 1989 Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by elders, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. 

     Conceived by older women who love wilderness, Broads gives voice to the millions of Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations. We bring knowledge, commitment, and humor to the movement to protect our last wild places on earth.

      This year the Great Old Broads are working with the Northcoast Environmental Center, California Wilderness Coalition, The Wilderness Society, Friends of the River, the Sierra Club, Save The Redwoods League, and other local conservation groups to advocate for the addition of 300,000 acres to northwest California’s wilderness system, including potential wilderness in Redwood National Park. Surprisingly, there are no wilderness areas that protect our giant redwoods.  Tragically, 95% of the original two-million acres of these forests have been logged. 

     My husband John and I experienced the beauty of this area first hand. Creating this piece of art from one of my photographs, taken during our trip, is my contribution to trying to save 300,000 acres of this amazing wilderness for future generations to enjoy and be inspired.

     “Among The Redwoods” is a 34” x 24” Fiber Art piece that is stretched on a frame to be hung on a wall. The creation of this piece of art took over three months to create. 

     If you would like to help The Great Old Broads with their work of saving our Wilderness by joining their group, please go to their website


    © Patricia Hastings-Sargent, Fiber Landscape Art, 2017