Online via Zoom with Joan Carrigan
Willow bark is a lovely material for basket weaving and this project is a perfect way to show it off. We will be weaving this variation of a point pouch designed to hang on the wall to hold utensils or a flower arrangement. Along with the plaited designs using willow bark we will also use locally foraged materials for twining patterns. Discussion and demonstrations will cover how to harvest and prepare these locally foraged materials.
A materials kit will be provided which includes the prepared willow bark, daylily leaves for twining and waxed thread for twining and lashing. and it can either be picked up at HCP or posted to you directly with an additional cost of $20 within Canada. If you live outside of Canada, shipping costs will vary. We will contact you with more information if you select this option.
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
Note on Shipping Cost:
Free if you are collecting at HCP
$20 – Flat rate shipping within Canada
Shipping costs will vary for destinations outside of Canada. We will contact you with more information if you select this option.
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.