Schedule for Spring/Summer 2017

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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January 2018

Cedar Bark Woven Cell Phone Holder or Pouch

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Weaving a beautiful individualized pouch or cell phone holder with local plant materials is very satisfying. I have carried my cell phone in a pouch like this for years and have had so many comments I thought it was time to share the fun. We will begin with a discussion on how to plan the project to fit a specific cell phone. Then we will weave and design the pouch using a variety of plaiting, twining and twill patterns. Local…

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February 2018

Baskets: Working with Flat Materials

February 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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This workshop is being offered through the Spring 2018 Maiwa School of Textiles in Vancouver, BC. Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures in a wide variety of forms. We will be exploring weaving techniques and variations associated with flat materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, palm leaves, and paper. A variety of techniques will be covered including plaiting, twill, diagonal plaiting and single sheet free form construction. These techniques offer a broad exposure to weaving…

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