Make Your Own Basket: “Egg” Baskets

Description

Egg baskets (also called melon, rib or frame baskets) are a classic basket form that is easy to make using garden and landscape trimmings. One of their most interesting features is that, unlike other baskets that have to be finished all at once, an egg basket can be made gradually, either as time permits or material becomes available. In this workshop we’ll make a small “two egg” basket out of ivy, giving you the skills and information you need to scale up to larger baskets. Participants will leave the workshop with their very own “two egg” basket. If possible, participants are asked to bring a knife or secateurs (garden clippers) to the workshop. 

This workshop is one of three in our short course on basketry and leather making that we are hosting with instructor Rebecca Graham. Enrol in all three workshops as a short course at checkout, and receive a 15% discount!

About the Instructor

Rebecca Graham is an environmental artist and weaver who specializes in creating exciting connections between ancient skills and contemporary knowledge and issues. She is the artistic director of EartHand Gleaners Society. With a background in agriculture and environmental ethics and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, her workshops reconnect people of all ages and abilities to the land in ways that aim to honour cultures, ancestors, First Nations, and the land itself.

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 27 | 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours)

Location

UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive

Cost

$45 ($38 student pricing) + GST

Click here to register for this workshop