Schedule for Winter/Spring 2022

All workshops are open to all levels of experience. Material costs are included in the workshop fee.

Pease note the location and method of registration for each individual workshop. Joan teaches at her studio on Salt Spring Island which is located on the north side of St. Mary Lake. Other workshops are held regularly in Victoria or at other locations as listed.

Each workshop offers exposure to its own set of techniques and materials within the fascinating world of basketry. We discuss the selection and preparation of materials, the historical and contemporary significance of basketry and ultimately I hope to share the fun and thrill that goes along with creating a three dimensional object by hand.

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June 2023

Adirondack Style Backpack – 2-day workshop

June 24 @ 9:30 am - June 25 @ 4:30 pm
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map

This is a classic splint woven basket associated with the 19th century northeast woodlands. Today this basket is versatile for comfortably carrying and storing all manner of items. You will be using flat reed splints to weave the basket which measures 12" wide x 8" deep and 14" high. ¬†Nylon webbing in a choice of colour will be on hand to provide the strapping. This sturdy basket is sure to become a favourite for years to come. Open to all…

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July 2023

Basketmaking with Local Natural Materials – 2-Day Workshop held at MISSA – Full

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
MISSA – Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, MISSA at Shawnigan Lake School
Victoria, BC Canada
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Throughout millennia, the tradition of basket making has always been closely tied to the natural world around us. Nature offers an abundance of beautiful materials as well as inspiration for the basket maker. On day one of this course, we will begin with a hands-on discussion and exploration of how to respectfully harvest and prepare a wide variety of plants including tree barks, rushes, vines, and plant leaves. Participants will have the chance to learn the process of preparing western…

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