Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Program Year
The Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild launched its 2018-2019 program in September.
In September the Guild had two workshops by Vicki Lash - one on making bracelets with a variety of materials and another on wrapping rocks.
Also in September the Guild enjoyed a presentation by willow basket maker, Anna Mette Hjørnholm, visiting from Denmark.
In October the Guild started making holiday ornaments to be sold at Wintercraft again this year. Proceeds will be donated to the Salt Spring Island Food Bank. Wintercraft is open from Nov 23 to Dec 22 at Mahon Hall (ssartscouncil.com/wintercraft/)
On November 18 (Sunday), the Guild will have a workshop on making trivets with Marianne Grittani.
Highlights for 2019 include Joan Carrigan's presentation on her basketry travels (including a visit to Ireland!), Heather Martin-McNab teaching a project using rush, a field trip to Dunbar Gardens in Mt Vernon, WA to visit willow basketmaker Katherine Lewis, and a presentation by visiting Danish basketmaker, Ane Lyngsgaard.
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