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Random Bird's Nest Baskets Workshop

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Random weave is one of Joan's favourite styles of baskets to weave. The structure is beautiful, reminding one of bird's nests. It is strong, durable and lends itself to sculptural forms on both small and large scale. We will discuss and cover several ways of approaching this technique. The material we will be using is round reed in a selection of colours. We will take a tour of the garden to discuss other potential plants suitable for this style of basket which may result in other materials we can incorporate into our baskets. 

Tool list: Sharp sturdy scissors, sharp secateurs, an old towel, 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

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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 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.

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Date:
June 9
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Phone
250-479-6162
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Details

Date:
June 9
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone
250-479-6162
View Venue Website