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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May 2018

Willow Frame Tray

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Willow Bark Tray

This woven tray or platter utilizes willow for the frame and willow bark for the weaving. Prepared willow frames will be available for the class, yet each participant will learn the process of making one which they can keep for future use. Dyed cane will be used for the spokes which are attached to the frame at one end. Design and weaving variations will be presented. To register: Call the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific at 250 479 6162 Cost:…

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June 2018

Bark Basketry 2-day workshop

June 2 - June 3
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
Bark basketry 2 day in May

Tree barks provide one of nature’s most beautiful materials for basket making. This course will begin with a hands-on discussion covering the harvesting and preparation of local tree barks.  With a selection of willow barks and red cedar bark participants will explore techniques such as plaiting, twill and twining. Principles of designing a basket and variations in weaving patterns will be covered. Sample baskets will be on hand for inspiration. To Register: email Joan at Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm…

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August 2018

Basket Weaving: Techniques, Materials and Sculptural Explorations

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 10 @ 12:00 pm
ForestART, Ness Creek, Saskatchewan, Big River, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map
$ 440

This 5-Day course is being offered through forestART: Art in Nature at Ness Creek 2018, Saskatchewan  Course Description: Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures. Within the world of basketry there exists a wide variety of construction techniques which employ a vast array of plant materials. This course will offer a broad introduction to techniques such as twining, cordage, coiling and random weave construction. An emphasis will be on the sculptural potentials of each of these techniques.…

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Basket Explorations: Working with Flat Materials 4-day workshop

August 28 - August 31
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
Flat Material collage

This course offers a broad exposure to basket weaving techniques associated with using Flat Materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, cane and paper. Techniques covered include plaiting, complex twill, diagonal plaiting and single sheet free form construction. Over the 4 days, participants will finish 5 projects of diverse approach and material. Demonstration and discussion will cover how to harvest and prepare accessible plant materials for use in basketry as well as potentials for recycling materials. To register: email Joan…

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