March 21, 2016: Joan Carrigan – “Making Basketry with Materials from the Garden”

6:45 p.m.   Meet ‘n’ Greet
7:30 p.m.   Announcements and Business
8:00 p.m.   Guest Speaker presentation
9:00 p.m.   Meeting wraps up after Guest Speaker question period

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes Joan Carrigan as guest speaker to the March 21 meeting.

Joan is a basket-maker with a focus on exploring ways of weaving with plant materials. Her presentation will cover how cultures throughout the world for millennia have used available vegetation such as barks, vines, roots, and grasses to make baskets. She will highlight how she sustainably harvests and prepares local plant materials on Salt Spring Island to make both functional and sculptural baskets.

For the past 25 years, Joan Carrigan has been making, studying, and teaching basketry. Her passion for baskets has led her to explore many different techniques and materials, both traditional and sculptural. Her inspiration comes from the plant materials she respectfully harvests from nature. Joan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

For more information on Joan and her basketry skills, visit her website at:

Also this month, the Comox Valley Horticultural Society is celebrating the arrival of spring with our new “Spring a Friend” event! Bring a friend as your guest to our meeting this month at no cost! (There will be a little gift for your friend as our welcome.)


Notice: The basketry workshop scheduled for Sunday, March 20th, has been cancelled.



Updated on March 13, 2016