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.

Fall 2017

Welcome to the new SSI Basketry Guild year. It is time to renew your membership annual fee of $25. Print off the membership form PDF and mail it to the address provided. Cheques are payable to the SSI Basketry Guild. E-transfers are welcome. All renewed members will receive regular email updates about the program and upcoming workshops.

Highlights for this fall focus on our guild's 20th anniversary celebrations. For the month of October, the guild will have a display in the library lobby showcase featuring "then and now" baskets, books the guild has donated to the library, basketry tools and materials.

On Saturday, October 21st, there will be a day of basketry at the library. From 930-noon, guild members will be demonstrating basketry. From 1-330pm, the public, especially kids 5 and up, are invited to make a basket. All materials are provided.

From October 12-31, "Woven Together : Celebrating the Basketry Guild's 20 Years", will feature new work by the guild at the Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, Opening reception will be on Friday, October 13, 5-7pm.

Check out the program for other events and workshops in the works.

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.

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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