Sunday, October 2, 2016

Art & Soul Basketry Retreat
September 30 - October 2, 2016

The Art & Soul Basketry Retreat was a great success! Master weavers Jo Campbell-Amsler (Iowa) and Joan Carrigan (British Columbia) shared their new techniques and designs using home-grown Ontario willow and Pacific Northwest cedar. We received 14 hours of instruction, plus friendship building and good food in a beautiful setting with members and friends from far and wide. We are looking forward to the next retreat.

All retreat participants posing with finished (or mostly finished) baskets.

Joan Carrigan teaching her York Basket using a variety of barks, grasses and sedges.

 The willow weavers group with teacher Jo Campbell-Amsler.

Jo Campbell-Amsler teaching her Shadow Basket using Ontario-grown willow.

A bonus weaving session was organized for Saturday evening. Karen Kotecki (above) and Debbie Mroczenski (below) taught us how to wrap rocks with cane and reed.