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.

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February 2019

Pine Needle Basketry

February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120
Pine needle walnut close up

Here is an opportunity to make a pine needle coiled basket using waxed linen thread as the stitching material. We will explore different ways of starting pine needle baskets and stitches such as plain and V-stitch patterns. Each participant can design their own basket working on ways to shape and create pattern with stitches and colour threads. Joan will have extra long California pine needles for you to use but she will talk about gathering and preparing local varieties of…

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Baskets: Working with Flat Materials

February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$450
Flat Material collage

4-Day Workshop at Maiwa School of Textiles (registration opens Dec. 10, 2018) Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures in a wide variety of forms. This workshop will explore weaving techniques and variations associated with flat materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, and paper. Participants will learn a variety of techniques, including plaiting, twill, diagonal plaiting, and single-sheet free-form construction. These techniques offer a broad exposure to weaving with flat material, and participants will finish several…

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March 2019

Willow Hoop Rib Basket

March 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120
Rib collage

This is a variation of an oval Rib basket which has 2 built-in side handles often called a potato basket. We will be using willow for the hoop and a combination of dyed reed and seagrass for the weaving. This is a lovely storage and display basket perfect for the kitchen or holding craft supplies etc. HCP Members $120 Non Members $140 To register: call HCP at 250 479 6162

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April 2019

Willow Bark Triple Wall Basket

April 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120
Triple Wall Basket

Willow bark is a lovely material for plaiting and twining baskets. This construction method which produces a triple layer of material creates a lovely basket and offers interesting design possibilities. It is sure to be treasured. HCP Members $120 Non Members $140 To register: call HCP at 250 479 6162

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May 2019

Willow Woven Trays

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120
Willow Tension Trays

Willow is highly valued as a basket making material. We will begin with a discussion about how to grow, harvest and prepare willow for weaving. Different types of trays will be explored including tension and rib style trays. This course offers an introduction to working with willow and your finished work is certain to become favourites center pieces for serving or displaying your fresh produce. HCP Members $120 Non Members $140 To register: call HCP at 250 479 6162

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