Schedule for Spring/Summer 2018

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.

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

March 2018

Basketry with Gourds

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
+ Google Map
$120
Basketry with Gourds

In this workshop we will be exploring the use of gourds as a base for coiling. Gourds offer an extensive range of decorative design possibilities which combine well with basketry techniques. Discussion will cover the preparation of gourds from the cleaning, cutting, painting and drilling. Next, we will coil around the rim of the gourd using pine needles or other local materials on hand. To register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250 479 6162 Cost: HCP Members-…

Find out more »
April 2018

Twining with Soft Materials

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
+ Google Map
$120
Twining with Soft material

Soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves offer the basket maker a beautiful material for fine twining. We will be weaving a small bowl-shaped basket with a radiating spoke base, variations of twining for the sides and lovely twined border. We have plenty of access to these basket materials found either in our gardens or local ditches and ponds. To register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250 479 6162 Cost: HCP Members- $120  Non Members-…

Find out more »
May 2018

Willow Frame Tray

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
+ Google Map
$120
Willow Bark Tray

This woven tray or platter utilizes willow for the frame and willow bark for the weaving. Prepared willow frames will be available for the class, yet each participant will learn the process of making one which they can keep for future use. Dyed cane will be used for the spokes which are attached to the frame at one end. Design and weaving variations will be presented. To register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250 479 6162 Cost:…

Find out more »
+ Export Events