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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September 2017

Weaving a Decorative Basket with Watercolour Paper

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 - $140
Weaving with Watercolour Paper

Watercolour paper is very strong and durable and offers endless opportunities for the basket maker. In this workshop, we will be plaiting with ¼” wide painted watercolour paper creating an attractive decorative vase with curl embellishments. Discussion will cover how to prepare paper for weaving. Variations of shaping and curl embellishments will be on hand for participants to choose their own design. To Register: Call the Horticultural Centre at 250-479-6162 Cost: $120 HCP Members    $140 Non Members

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October 2017

Hopi Style Wicker Tray

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 - $140
Hopi Wicker Tray

We will be weaving a beautiful tray inspired by the Hopi trays of the Southwest. The attractive sturdy structure of this tray along with multiple colour and pattern options, offer the participant the opportunity to complete a unique functional and decorative platter. We will be using dyed reed and raffia to make this basket. To Register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250-479-6162 Cost: $120 HCP Members     $140 Non Members

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November 2017

Twining a Bowl with Rush and Sedge

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 - $140
Rush Bowl

Soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves offer the basket maker a beautiful material for fine twining. We will be weaving a small bowl employing a plaited base, variations of twining for the sides and lovely rolled border. This is a traditional European basket material which we have plenty of access to here in the Pacific Northwest. To Register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250-479-6162 Cost: $120 HCP Members     $140 Non-Members

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