Weavers Research Guild 2018

7 sessions, Saturdays every 3 weeks* 10am -1pm
Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 19, Jun 9, Jun 30
Means of Production Garden, 6th @ St.Catherines;
Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton (Strathcona)
Max 10
$250, includes materials & use of tools; personal gloves & secateurs welcome

REGISTER for the Weavers Research Guild

Diving deeper into the diversity of plants at Means of Production Garden and Trillium North Park, the EartHand Weavers Guild will act as garden stewards while exploring materials and basketry techniques in an atmosphere of sharing, creative risk-taking, research and direct inquiry into meaningful, seasonal ‘making’ in our place and lives. Our starting point will be the seasonal unfolding of hazel, willow, fruit tree suckers, invasive vines and blackberry canes, and exploring how these can be transformed by splitting, twining, coiling, plaiting, and other techniques. Instructor: Rebecca Graham

 * note there are a few exceptions to date consistency.

Feb 17 – harvesting willow @ MOP (splitting; rib basket forms)
Mar 10 – harvesting willow @ Trillium (rib basket forms)
Mar 31 – studio day @ Trillium (stake and strand with mixed materials)
April 28 – harvesting bamboo & bark at MOP (diagonal plait if materials permit/ self-directed projects/ combined techniques)
May 19 – studio day @ Trillium (self-directed projects/combined techniques)
June 9 – blackberry @ MOP (self-directed projects/combined techniques)
June 30 – studio day @ Trillium (self-directed projects/combined techniques)

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