Schedule for Winter/Spring 2020

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

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

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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July 2017

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

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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Wicker Basketry with a Wood Base 1-day workshop

July 16, 2017
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$110

Explore the sculptural design possibilities of the Wicker Basketry technique when starting with a wood base. Bases will be provided along with dyed round reed and a selection of natural materials to incorporate into this sculptural basket. In the process of weaving this basket, participants will learn control of shaping as well as a variety of weaving patterns. The rich variety of colour and design options makes for a fun and creative experience. Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm To…

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August 2017

Small Scale Basketry Techniques 2-day workshop

August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$200

Over the course of 2 days we will be making several projects which employ twining, looping and knotting. These basketry techniques are well suited to jewellery and basketry forms. Using a selection of barks and waxed linen thread we will look at some of the many design possibilities within these techniques and participants will design their own unique creations. To Register: Email Joan at workshops@joancarrigan.com Time: 9:30 am - 4:00

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November 2017

4-Week Night Course – Wednesday nights November 8, 15, 22 & 29

November 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
$175

Plaiting with Watercolour Paper, Pine Needle Coiling and Random Woven Basket In this 4-week course we will make 3 different baskets starting with the Pine Needle Coiled basket with a walnut slice start. The next basket will be a Plaited Basket with Watercolour Paper which has a shoulder shaping and decorative curls. The final basket we make will be a Random Woven basket using dyed reed. Dates: Wednesday nights - November 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm…

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