Baskets handcrafted by the members of the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild
Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild

Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild

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The Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild was formed in 1997 by a group of interested basketmakers and collectors. The Guild meets regularly to share basketry skills, educate members about the traditions of basketry, and encourage and inspire each other through:

  • guest speakers on basketry-related topics, such as the history of basketry, basketmakers' travels, and professional basketry artists and their work
  • hands-on learning of traditional and contemporary basketry techniques for all levels of experience
  • special workshops with well-known instructors
  • material gathering and preparation
  • field trips
  • social events
  • opportunities to show/exhibit work
  • information on basketry-related events offered by other groups
More detailed information on Guild activities can be found on this website, including this year's Program and upcoming workshops, how to become a member, a Guild history detailing past events, and links to Guild members and other basketry organizations.


May 2020 Update for the Guild's Program in 2020-2021

As with most organizations, the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild has put all events and workshops on hold for the forseeable future. We are monitoring the health authority guidelines and will restart when it is safe to do so. All current guild memberships will be valid for the next 2020-2021 basketry year which starts in September 2020. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay creative!

New members are always welcome! Membership Form (PDF)



Visit the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild on Facebook You can also find program updates and new photos of Guild activities on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ssibasketryguild



The Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild aspires to
Encourage, Educate and Have Fun!
Join us!!



basket made by guild member Judy Goodman
Judy Goodman
Heather Martin-McNabb basketry guild member
Heather Martin-McNabb



The Basketry image at the top of the page includes work from the following basket makers (left to right):
Joan Carrigan, Donna Cochran, Judy Goodman, Donna Cochran, Heather Martin-McNabb, Joan Carrigan



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