Online via Zoom with Joan Carrigan.
This ancient stitching technique has been used to make pouches and bags in many parts of the world. In this workshop, participants will start by learning design variations of knotless netting using waxed threads worked over a smooth stone – thus Dressing a Stone. The second project will be creating a Small Pouch with the option of making it into a necklace. Traditionally this style of basket was made with plant fibre cordage. Included in the material kit will be a small bundle of daylily leaves so we can cover the process of making Cordage. All the supplies for this course will be mailed to you as a kit, except for the stone – instructions on the size and best shape of stone will be provided.
The kit for this class will be mailed to you directly and the cost of shipping within Canada is included. There will be an additional cost for shipping outside Canada.
Please note that these workshops are popular and classes are kept small to ensure individual attention. If you are unable to secure a spot for this date, please add your name to the wait list as we will run a second date if a wait list develops.
Note that refunds for cancellations are not possible once your kit has been mailed.
Fees: HCP Members $120/Non-Members $140
Register ONLINE or call 250 479 6162.
Instructor Bio: Joan Carrigan
Joan Carrigan is a full time basketmaker and basketry teacher living on Salt Spring Island, BC. Over the past 25 years, her passion for baskets has led her to study, travel and explore many different techniques and materials within the medium. Joan studied Fine Art and Art History at the University of Guelph and her love of history has fueled her research in traditional techniques. Her background in fine art has fueled her enthusiasm for the sculptural and creative potentials that the medium offers. Her inspiration comes from the plant materials she respectfully harvests from nature. Joan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Joan teaches extensively both close to home and in Europe and finds this to be a very rewarding aspect of her career.