Dazy's Basketry Workshops

Basket Workshops Summer 2016

 Greetings once again to everyone.  Summer is back so lets spend some of those hot sunny days weaving baskets down here in Never Never Land.  This year the workshops will include some of the old favorites and some with a new twist.  Thanks go out this year to everyone who helped me in the gathering and preparing of materials, which is in itself a huge job.  Thanks to Peter, Suzie and Pia Lironi for the amazing job of falling, peeling and striping a beautiful wild cherry tree.  Jimmy Milicheap for the cedar bark.  Sharon Chesham and Susan Ellard for helping peel the cedar bark.  And, thanks to all the "Bull Bitches" who trudge the Sooke beaches with me in September and haul, wash, sort, coil and dry all the amazing bull kelp we use each summer.

For each workshop, please bring the standard basket making tools.  A good sharp pocket knife, some strong scissors, needle nose pliers, a tape measure, an oyster knife and a two gallon soaking bucket.  Dress to work outside in  your old comfy work cloths.  Bring something to share for an amazing "Lasqueti potluck" (no watermelon Annette).  Workshop space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve a space.  Accommodations are available for off islanders.  

Please check the calendar for the workshop dates.

Some Basket Cases with their finished basketsRandom weave basket workshop