Schedule for Winter/Spring 2020

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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May 2020

Willow Bark Diagonal Plaited Baskets

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120

As part of a weekend focusing on using willow, today we will be using willow bark to weave a diagonally plaiting basket and a small flat pouch. Discussion and hands on demonstration will cover how to grow willow and how to harvest and prepare the bark. This workshop is being offered at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. To Register: Call HCP at 250-479-6162

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Willow Tension Tray

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120

Willow is highly valued as a basket making material. We will begin with a discussion about how to grow, harvest and prepare willow for weaving. Different types of trays will be explored including tension and rib style trays. This course offers an introduction to working with willow and your finished piece is certain to become a favourite. This workshop is being offered at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific in Victoria BC To Register: Call HCP at 250-479-6162

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Cedar Bark and Pacific Northwest Basketry – 2-Day Workshop in MacDonald’s Corners, Ontario

May 23 - May 24
MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 Canada
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$155

A Basketry Focus Workshop Presented by MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald's Corners and Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum This course will begin with a discussion and hands on demonstration on how to harvest natural materials for basketry such as barks, sedges, rush and grasses. A focus is on materials found in the Pacific Northwest which Joan will be providing. Materials such as red and yellow cedar bark, willow bark, west coast sweetgrass and beargrass will be on hand. On Day 1 participants…

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Willow Bark Diagonal Plaited Baskets and Pouches – 1.5 Day Workshop in McDonald’s Corners, Ontario

May 25 - May 26
MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 Canada
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$155

A Basketry Focus Workshop presented by MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald's Corners and Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum. We will begin with a hands-on demonstration of how to harvest and prepare willow bark for basketmaking. Everyone will have the chance to peel some willow bark that they can keep for a future project. Joan will supply the dried and prepared bark we will need for the projects made in the course. We will start by making a diagonal plaited basket, then a…

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