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Twining a Bowl with Rush and Sedge Workshop

November 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

with Joan Carrigan

Learn the art of basket weaving with Joan Carrigan, experienced instructor and artist. Soft materials such as rush, sedge and flower leaves offer the basket maker a beautiful material for fine twining. In this workshop, we will be weaving a small bowl employing a plaited base, variations of twining for the sides and lovely rolled border. This is a traditional European basket material which we have plenty of access to here in the Pacific Northwest. Please bring scissors, measuring tape, ruler, spray bottle, an old towel, and crochet hook #5ish.

HCP Members $120

Non Members $140

To register, 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 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.


November 5, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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