Random weave is one of Joan’s favourite styles of baskets. 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. Our base material will be round reed along with a selection of Joan’s favourite vines and branches that can be used. A tour of the garden to discuss other possible plants for this technique may result in other materials we can incorporate into our baskets.
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
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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.