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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September 2021

ONLINE: Random Woven Nest Basket

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 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. Discussion will cover how to harvest and forage for other plant material suitable for this technique. A materials kit will be provided to each participant consisting of dyed round reed for the construction of this basket.…

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ONLINE: Willow Bark Point Pouch

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 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 unique shaped pouch/purse which is also beautiful to hang on the wall. We will incorporate other locally harvested materials such as sedges and cedar bark and explore techniques such as plaiting and twining. Discussion and slide show will cover how to harvest and prepare the barks. This workshop is conducted Online via Zoom. Kits will…

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In Person: Market/Harvest Basket

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 – $140

This is a very sturdy rectangular splint woven basket with wood handle. It has an attractive plain and twill weave pattern and is a basket ready to be put to use. Great for shopping, garden produce, garden tools, storage etc. This basket is woven with natural flat reed. Discussion covering staining and dyeing options will be presented. This is an In Person Workshop held at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific in Victoria, BC. Date: Wednesday September 29 Time: 9:30…

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October 2021

In Person: Rush Flower Vase/Wine Bottle Basket

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 – $140

Using lake rushes (tule) create your own vase or wine bottle carrying basket. We will discuss the harvesting and preparation of rush which is a traditional European basket material. We will be using a mold to weave over, and participants will have the choice of including different open and closed weave patterns such as variations of plaiting, twill and twining and cross warp. This basket has a handle for carrying but it can also be designed to be a flower…

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