Season 2 Episode 9 – Basket Weaving

We are in for a treat this month because our wonderful friend, neighbour and Tuesday Girl….Joan Carrigan is going to share a bit of her world with us.

Joan is a full-time basket maker and basketry teacher who has lived on Salt Spring Island, BC for over 20 years. Joan studied Fine Art and Art History at the University of Guelph and attended her first Basketry Conference in Toronto in 1991.

Since then, her passion for this ancient art form has led her to study, travel, and explore many different techniques and materials. Her research into traditional skills inspires her to use plant materials she respectfully harvests from nature, while her background in fine art fuels her enthusiasm for the sculptural and creative potential that the medium offers.  Joan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has received two Project Grants from the Canadian Council of the Arts and she is a recipient of two Handweaver Guild of America Awards.

In this episode, Joan teaches us how to make your own garlic basket & festive star for your home or as a gift to give away in a few months.