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 2024

Random Bird’s Nest Baskets – FULL

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 – $140

Random weave is one of Joan’s favourite styles of baskets to weave. The structure is beautiful reminding one of bird’s nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms on both small and large scale. We will discuss and cover several ways of approaching this technique. The material we will be using is round reed in a selection of colours. We will take a tour the garden to discuss other potential plants suitable for this style of basket…

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Weaving with Barks and Local Natural Materials – 2 day Workshop FULL

June 15 - June 16
Lions Hall, Salt Spring Island, 103 Bonnet Ave.
Salt Spring Island, 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. Tree Barks will be a focus for this basket, however, we will have a wide variety of materials to explore and discuss. On Day One of this course, we will begin hands-on with how to respectfully harvest and prepare a wide variety of plants including tree barks,…

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July 2024

Willow Bark Wall Pouch

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 – $140

Willow bark is a lovely material for basket weaving and this project is a perfect way to show it off.  We will be weaving this variation of a point pouch designed to hang on the wall to hold utensils or a flower arrangement. Along with the plaited designs using willow bark we will also use locally foraged materials for twining patterns. Discussion and demonstrations will cover how to harvest and prepare these locally foraged materials. This course is being offered…

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