September 4 (Tuesday): Social gathering for membership renewal, website launch, presenting the program, etc
Coordinator: Lorna Cammaert email@example.com 250-538-0033
The majority of Guild members have agreed that the annual fee remains at $25. Make cheques payable to SS Basketry Guild.
New this year: Please download the Membership Form from the Guild's website and fill it in http://www.ssibasketryguild.com/membership.pdf
Bring payment and completed form on Sept 4th.
Or mail them to:
654 Vesuvius Bay Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1H5
October 9 (Tuesday): Jim Erickson will show the Guild his interesting basketry collection
Coordinator: Jennifer Healey firstname.lastname@example.org 250-537-1222 Location: 7-9pm @ Jim Erickson's, 201 McLennan Drive, SSI
Saturday, Oct 13, 10am-4pm @ Croftonbrook Meeting Room, 132 Corbett
Workshop: Open Coil Basket with Elna Gravelle with rope for coil and yarn to wrap it.
Coordinator: Elna Gravelle email@example.com 250-537-5396
November 13 (Tuesday): Movie and popcorn: "Northwest Native Basket Weavers"
Coordinator: Jennifer Healey firstname.lastname@example.org 250-537-1222
Location: 7-9pm @ Georgette Pauker's, 110 Booth Canal Rd, SSI
Saturday, Nov 10 or 17, 10am-5pm @ Donna's studio, 670 Beddis Road, SSI
Workshop: Back to Basics with Donna Cochran. Star base, ridge weave sides (plus other options), rolled rim with variations.
Coordinator: Donna Cochran email@example.com 250-537-0704
December 9 5-7pm @ Patti Whittaker's (Sunday): Holiday get-together and potluck
January 8 (Tuesday): Show and Tell: Bring a favourite basket from anywhere in the world and something to go with it, eg food, fabric, art piece, a story - be creative!
Coordinator: Volunteer needed to host and/or coordinate Location: 7-9pm @
February 24 (Sunday): Fundraiser for the Maiwa Foundation: Presentation by Jane Stafford about the work of the Maiwa Foundation as seen thru her slides of her trip to India in Feb. 2011. She will also bring a trunk show of items for sale made by the Indian artisans she visited.
Coordinator: Susan Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 250-537-0886 Location: 1-5pm @ Mahon Hall
March 22, 7-9 pm @ TBA (Friday): Katherine Lewis will give a presentation on her 2011 willow travels in Europe
Coordinator: Joan Carrigan email@example.com 250-538-1877 Location:7-9pm @ TBA
Sat/Sun, Mar23/24, 10am-4pm @TBA.
Workshop: Katherine Lewiw from Dunbar Gardens in Mount Vernon (www.dunbargardens.com),will teach the Joe Hogan-style stake and strand potato basket tray using multiple colours of willow. It is a two-day willow basket workshop for all levels.
Coordinator: Joan Carrigan firstname.lastname@example.org 250-538-1877
April 9 (Tuesday): Pulling Something Out of the Bag:
Coordinator: Joan Carrigan email@example.com 250-538-1877 Location: 7-9pm at Croftonbrook Unit A 132 Corbett Road.
Joan Carrigan and Donna Cochran are putting together surprise bags of materials for you to create something small.This is meant to be a creative exercise that encourages "out of the bag" thinking. What you make is up to you and your imagination - a basket form, a sculptural form - whatever the materials tell you to do! Bring basic tools and there will be soaking tubs provided. Joan and Donna will be available to help with techniques if required. There will be a $10 material fee. For planning purposes, please RSVP if you are planning to be there - firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8(Wednesday): Field Trip to Judy Hill's Gallery in Duncan, with presentation of her collection of native baskets and walking tour of Duncan totems, (plus lunch)
9:10 ferry from Vesuvius. - Meet at the Judy Hill Gallery (22 Station St.) where Judy has a fabulous display of old, native baskets. - 10:30 - Judy Hill will give a talk "Judy's Favourites: Stories about her favourite baskets in her vast collection" (Station Museum) - 12:30 - eat lunch at Just Jake's Restaurant (45 Craig St.) - Choose your own ferry return Call Debbie Magnusson at email below for further details and for lunch reservations.
Coordinator: Debbie Magnusson email@example.com 250-537-5978
June 11 Location: 7-9pm @ TBA:
Nicole Dextras (www.nicoledextras.com)will give a presentation about her work.
July 19 Sharon Kallis will give a presentation on making fibre from invasive species like broom, ivy and blackberries.Location: 7-9pm @ TBA:Saturday, Jul 20, 10am-4pm
Workshop: Sharon Kallis, Urban Weavers' Guild, will teach how to harvest and process blackberry, making it into fibre that participants will weave.
Coordinator: Barb Arnett firstname.lastname@example.org 250-537-8946