Note that masks are required for in-person basketry classes.
Here is an opportunity to make a pine needle coiled basket exploring different stitching materials and patterns. We will start with a wrapped start using raffia. On the sides we will move to stitching patterns with coloured waxed linen. We will explore how to shape coiled baskets and how to finish off the edge. Joan will have beautiful long California pine needles for you to use but she will discuss how to gather and prepare local varieties of pine needles and other natural materials suitable for this diverse basketry technique.
Tool List: scissors with a sharp point, an old tea towel, tapestry needle approx. size 18.
These workshops are popular, so we recommend that you register soon to avoid disappointment. If the class is full, you will be given the option to sign up for the waitlist during online registration. Those on the waitlist will get the first option to register when we run the class again. If you missed it, the waitlist links are also provided below for you. You can also use them if the date does not work for you, but you would like to be notified when the class runs again.
HCP Members $120 / Non Members $140
Register online below 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.