19 February 2020

Canadian basketry – a basketry workshop inspired by Canadian traditions

Workshops of Culture in Lublin would like to invite you for a workshop conducted by Fundacja Global Basketmakers. The workshop is inspired by Canadian basket-making traditions and is addressed to fans of crafts and extraordinary design. 

For some five hours, we will move to a Canadian basketmaker’s workshop and create a fabulous basket using ash, oak, pine wood tape and other tree-derived natural materials. We will work from scratch and create a perfect basket on a round bottom with a handle, and use a variety of tapes, colours, and patterns. The instructors will talk about their fascination with Canadian weaving and introduce figures who have influenced them. Each participant will make a basket with a round bottom that they will take home afterwards – all this in a great atmosphere in the company of a group of enthusiasts. The instructors provide all required materials, basket forms, tools, and aids.

When: 14 March 2020, 11.00-16.00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 7, Room 204 on the 2nd floor
Registration: register  here. The number of places is limited.

169  – for individuals aged 16 and up
135  – per person for participants entering as families in the pairing parent-son / daughter aged 16 and up,  spouses, partners.

Agnieszka Pierzyńska and Krzysztof Pierzyński – experienced instructors and weavers representing Fundacja Global Basketmakers, an institution run by enthusiasts, basket makers, artisans for whom weaving is a way of life. The foundation promotes basket making culture and tradition as humanity’s intangible heritage. Along with the other basket making region – Rudnik nad Sanem they are part of a long history of Polish basket making.  The instructors say: “These traditions are very important to us, we have been brought up on these traditions and for many years we have created typical products. Eventually, we concluded that we should take a step further and show our Polish basket-making traditions to the world and present international heritage in Poland. Hence the idea for our Canadian basketry workshop inspired by our stay in Canada and studying with Stephen Jerome Sr. From southern Quebec from Gesgapegiag, He’s the only basket maker in the region who cultivates the disappearing craft of the native inhabitants of the region – the  Mi’kmag tribe he comes from. You can see what he makes and how he gains the material in the short video My father’s tools” made by National Geographic entitled “My father’s tools”.