Harriet Soong (Native Hawaiian), Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawai'i



Harriet Soong was first taught weaving by her mother and, as a teenager, in summer school classes. In 2000 she apprenticed under master Big Island weaver Peter Park. Recognized also as a master quilter, she says weaving offers different conceptual challenges than quilt making. Harriet has served as president of the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona, a Big Island weavers' organization. Harriet was a participant in the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.