Basketry – Wicker with Nature’s Bounty Course

Event Details

UBC Botanical Garden at the Garden Pavilion

Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2010

9:30am to 4:30pm each day.

Explore the exciting design possibilities of the wicker basketry technique in this 2-day course. In the process of weaving this basket, participants will learn control of shaping as well as a variety of weaving patterns. The emphasis will be on using an assortment of natural materials such as vines, barks, root and grasses with colourful dyed reed. The rich variety of materials makes for a fun and creative experience.

Instructor: Joan Carrigan, basketry specialist and artist, first learned basketry in 1991 and has since studied with many outstanding basket makers. She has acquired a broad-based knowledge of basketry techniques and materials, and has taught extensively. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Location: In the Botanical Garden Pavilion. (Directions to the Botanical Garden)

Class Size: 12 people maximum

Cost: (General)$175.00

Cost: (Garden Members)$165.00

Please Note: Advance registration required. Please bring the following tools: scissors with sharp point (like embroidery scissors), an old towel, spray bottle, ruler and curved upholstery needle. Bring a bag lunch.

For more information visit http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/education/courses/basketry-wicker-with-natures-bounty.php

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