Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild
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:|
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.
- 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
The new basketry year for 2023/24 has begun. Time to renew your memberships which you can do at our Opening Guild Social on Sunday, Oct 29, 2:30pm at Brinkworthy Clubhouse. Bring a favourite basket for Show and Tell - one you have made, purchased or been gifted.
The fall events line-up:
In 2024 we look forward to:
- Back to Basics workshop making a rib basket bowl for beginners
- making a small paper cathead basket (some basketry experience required)
- a holiday social and making willow stars
Info on each event will be emailed to guild members - don't miss out.
- More Back to Basics with Donna Cochran, starting Jan/Feb
- Sunday sessions with Joan Carrigan
- Demo/talk on nature printing with Christi York Feb/Mar
- Coiling workshop with Heather Martin-McNab in Apr/May
- Willow rib basket and soft materials/twining workshops with Joan Carrigan
The third annual Guilds' Exhibition/Sale, May 13-20, will be held at Mahon Hall (including the May long weekend)
New members are always welcome! Membership Form (PDF)
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!
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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