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Small Woven basket

Explore local plants and fibres through the ancient art of basketry

  • Starts Mar 10
  • 85 Canadian dollars

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Workshop Details

Look around you , so many common fibres to weave with for example: rhubarb, corn husks, dandelions and birch bark. Many of these you can find in your garden or backyard. Join Annabel Stanley, a local Okanagan fibre artist, to learn about the harvesting and weaving of miniature baskets that will enchant you and get you hooked! This is a great introduction to basket weaving, not previous experience necessary. Annabel will show you all the steps from start to finish while encouraging you to push your creative boundaries. All tools and materials are supplied by the instructor. Feel free to bring any fibres or cordage that you would want to incorporate into your basket. Date: March 10 Time: 10am - 2pm Location: guild room at the RCA Guild Members use Coupon Code FIBREART2021 at checkout for $10 off this workshop. Annabel Stanley is a Natural Fibre Artist, she weaves with vine canes, dogwood, willow, moss and many other materials which give a vibrant natural effect that exhibit inside and outside. Annabel has been weaving for over 20 years, she started in New Zealand where she lived with her family before they came to the Okanagan in 2003. They purchased their own vineyard, which borders onto the McDougall Rim hiking trails, West Kelowna and she and her dogs like to hike and gather on these trails regularly. She shares her time between family ,working in her vineyard, weaving and teaching workshops. She is also a cross country ski coach for Special Olympics. Her influences have been willow artist Serena De La Haye and environmental sculptor Andrew Goldsworthy. She has studied with Peter Faulkener, a coracle builder(hazel and hide small light weight boats), learning new styles of weaving with Martha Cloudsley from BC and trained in Willow Sculpture with Julieann WorrallHood in Wiltshire England. She has held many exhibitions in NZ and here in BC and featured in The NZ Gardener, NZ Cuisine, on NZ National TV and in the first edition of Sculpture Pacific in Canada.

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