Commuters Pack Weaving Guild

Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Strathcona
MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona
2019, Saturday/Sunday May 25, 26; June 1,2,15; 10am-4pm
All tool use and materials included
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What containers do you pack for your daily journeys – do you use a fold up bag, sling a book bag over your shoulder, or improvise packs for your bicycle? This research group will focus on individual solutions for individual needs, harnessing the power of collective design brainstorming and technique sharing.

You are encouraged to think of what daily bags you use or need – from lunch boxes to laptop sleeves or custom designed bike baskets or hip packs. Members are expected to design projects suitable for their time and skills. Various fibres will be available for use and participants may want to supplement depending on their project. Potluck program, these full days provide tea and some snacks, please bring something for lunch that can be shared at break time.

Day 1: May 25 @ Trillium – focus on multiple techniques and materials for refresher including netmaking, tension tray, coiling, twining

Day 2: May 26 @ Maclean – Group design lab – bring your ideas and use your travel habits to inform the project you take on. Images of different types of baskets, bags and carry methods will get us going as we work as a group and individually to  brainstorm our projects.

Day 3,4,5: June 1,2,15 @ Trillium – weaving and making dates. These are group studio times to work on your project and get technical advice and assistance.

Host and Lead: Sharon Kallis

Technical advisor: Rebecca Graham

So you know… this  series comes from Sharon’s desire to weave something akin to a paperboy basket for the back of her cargo bike, so Sharon will be designing and weaving along the group on studio days.