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ONLINE: Random Woven Nest Basket

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online via zoom

Random weave is one of Joan’s favorite styles of baskets. The structure is beautiful, reminding one of birds’ nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms in both small and large scale. We will discuss several ways of approaching this technique. Discussion will cover how to harvest and forage for other plant material suitable for this technique. A materials kit will be provided to each participant consisting of dyed round reed for the construction of this basket. This is a great basket for beginners. This workshop is conducted Online via Zoom. Kits will be available for pick up at HCP at a confirmed date.  If you do not live in Victoria kits will be posted with shipping cost to be reimbursed to the instructor.

Tool list: Sharp secateurs, an old towel, 5”-6” cable ties and/or long twist ties, flat piece of cardboard no smaller then 15” square (basically the side of a large box will do fine)

HCP Members $120 / Non Members $140

Register online below or call 250 479 6162

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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 fuelled her research in traditional techniques. Her background in fine art has fuelled 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.


September 25
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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