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 2017

Willow Tension Tray 1-day workshop – FULL

May 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC Canada
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$120 - $140
Willow Tension Tray

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. This project offers a wonderful introduction to working with willow and during this process you will create a gorgeous center piece perfect for serving or displaying your fresh garden produce. To Register: Phone HCP at 250-479-6162 Registration Fee: $120 HCP Members, $140 Non-Members Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  

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Bark Basketry 2-day workshop

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$225
Bark basketry 2 day in May

Tree barks provide one of nature’s most beautiful materials for basket making. This course will begin with discussion covering the respectful harvesting of tree barks followed by hands-on preparation of cedar and willow bark. Using the bark you have prepared, participants will design and weave their own unique basket combining such techniques as plaiting, twill and twining. Sample baskets will be on hand for inspiration. Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Joan's Studio on Salt Spring Island, BC. Directions…

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June 2017

Adirondack Style Backpack

June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Coast Collective, #102 - 318 Wale Road
Colwood, BC V9B 0J8 Canada
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$276.50
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This is a classic splint woven basket associated with the 19th century northeast woodlands. This daypack size basket is versatile and comfortable for carrying and for storage. We will be using flat reed splints to weave the basket which measures 12” wide x 8” deep x 14” high. A choice of colour in nylon webbing will be used for the strapping. All levels welcome. Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm To Register: Register online at http://www.coastcollective.ca/classes-1/other-maker-classes/adirondack-reed-backpack Registration Fee: $276.50

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Bark Basketry – From Harvest to Weaving ANWG Pre-Conference 3-day workshop FULL

June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017
ANWG Conference, University of Victoria, BC
Saanich, BC V8N 1B5 Canada
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Bark Basketry from harvest to weaving 3 day conference

Tree barks provide one of nature’s most beautiful materials for basket making. This course will begin with a hands-on discussion covering the respectful harvesting and preparation of local tree barks. With a selection of willow barks, red and yellow cedar bark, and other local barks, 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.

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July 2017

Knotless Netting – Dressing a Stone or Pouch – ANWG Conference – Half-Day workshop FULL

July 1, 2017
ANWG Conference, University of Victoria, BC
Saanich, BC V8N 1B5 Canada
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Knotless Netting

Learn this traditional basketry technique of knotless netting, (also referred to as looping) by dressing up a stone or making a small pouch. Using colourful waxed linen thread, we learn how to increase and decrease stitches as well as look at some design variations which incorporate beads or thin pieces of bark.

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Random/Wicker Woven Basket – ANWG Conference – 1 day workshop

July 2, 2017
ANWG Conference, University of Victoria, BC
Saanich, BC V8N 1B5 Canada
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Random Wicker Woven Basket

In this workshop, we will explore combining two different weaving techniques to create a striking sculptural basket. First, we will start with random weaving the base of the basket using dyed reed. This weave is inspired by bird’s nests and offers many sculptural possibilities. The top of the basket will be woven with 2 and 3 strand twining and offers many design and shaping possibilities.

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Rib Basket 1-day workshop

July 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$110
Oval Rib Basket

In this variation of a Rib basket we will be using a willow hoop for our rim and incorporating 2 side handles. The combination of dyed reed and seagrass for the weaving adds colour and texture. We will discuss use of natural materials and how to make your own cordage. This is an all time favourite basket! Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm To Register: email Joan at workshops@joancarrigan.com

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