Schedule for Spring/Summer 2019

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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August 2019

Weaving with Natural Materials of the Pacific Northwest

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 Canada
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$205
new 2 day bark

This event is co-sponsored by the Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum and MERA Schoolhouse in MacDonald's Corners, Ontario This course will begin with a discussion 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.  Please note, similar materials can be found…

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Cedar Bark Pouch

August 26 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 12:00 pm
MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 Canada
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$170
Bark Basketry-Cell Phone holder

This event is co-sponsored by the Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum and MERA Schoolhouse in MacDonald's Corners, Ontario. Come join me and weave a beautiful individualized small pouch with plant materials from the Pacific Northwest. Please note, similar materials can be found in our local area, so the skills you learn can be applied repeatedly.   Joan uses her pouch to hold a cell phone and ID. We will begin with a discussion on how to respectfully harvest materials followed by a…

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September 2019

Basket Explorations: Working with Flat Material

September 19 - September 22
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$400
Flat Material collage

Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures in a wide variety of forms. In this course we will be exploring weaving techniques associated with Flat Materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, cane and paper. A variety of techniques will be covered including plaiting, twills, diagonal plaiting and single sheet free form construction. These techniques offer a broad exposure to weaving with flat material and we will finish several projects of diverse approach and material. Demonstration and…

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