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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April 2021

Zoom Presentation: A Basket Journey with Joan Carrigan

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$25

Joan will be taking us on a visual journey, touching down on some of the highlights of her 30 years of exploring Basket Weaving. Along the way she will share her story of how she got swept up in the world of baskets; spotlight some of her influential teachers; take us on a few of her journeys of discovery; illustrate the diversity of basketry by sharing some of her favourite basket materials and how they are harvested and prepared; and…

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May 2021

Online Workshop – Willow Hoop Rib Basket

May 1 @ 9:30 am
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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This is a traditional Rib Style Basket often called a Potato Basket constructed with a willow hoop and woven with a selection of materials including dyed reed and seagrass. This style of basket originates in Europe and is ideal for harvesting and storage. This is a great basket for beginners. Online via Zoom. Material Kits to make the basket will be provided and will be available for pick up at HCP at a confirmed date. If you do not live…

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Online Workshop – Random Woven Nest Basket

May 16 @ 10:00 am
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Random weave is one of Joan’s favorite styles of baskets. The structure is beautiful, reminding one of birds’ nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms in both small and large scale. We will discuss several ways of approaching this technique. A materials kit will be provided consisting of dyed round reed for the construction of this basket. Discussion will cover how to harvest and forage for other plant material suitable for this technique. Online via Zoom.…

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Online Workshop – Bark Basket

May 29 @ 10:00 am
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Tree barks provide one of nature’s most beautiful materials for basket making. This course will begin with a discussion covering how to harvest and prepare local tree barks.  A materials kit with be provided which will include willow bark and red cedar bark along with waxed thread for twining. Participants will weave their basket using plaiting, twill and twining techniques. Great for beginners. Online via Zoom. Kits will be available for pick up at HCP at a confirmed date.  If…

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