The weaving of baskets is as old as the history of humans. Basket making is a skill and tradition found in many cultures around the world, passed down through generations. Creating with your hands is not only about the product, but also the people you meet, the stories you share and the skills you learn along the way. There’s something magical about a weaving circle that leaves you feeling calm, nourished and excited.
This sustainable coil weaving workshop for beginners will provide you with new skills to weave your own unique piece. You’ll learn how to; make your own plastic yarn, start a basket, change yarn, create the walls of a basket and finish it off. You’ll also go home with a Wild Fibres pack to help you maintain your new weaving addiction!
About Wild Fibres
I am a fibre artist from Marrickville, Sydney and the maker behind Wild Fibres. I weave baskets and jewellery using a range of fibres including hand dyed Madagascan raffia, wool, hemp string, printed textiles, rope and any other fibres I come across. I’m endlessly inspired by the incredible colours and patterns I come across in my wonderings around the neighbourhood and the wider world.
I am deeply passionate about weaving, and creating things with my hands. There’s something about stepping away from screens and technology, and taking the time out to create something unique. I find the process both therapeutic and forever inspiring.
I’m also a social worker in Waterloo, providing counselling and practical support to young people. Weaving has not only become a huge passion in my life, but also an incredible balancing tool for my job. I find weaving meditative, fulfilling and creative. I hope to share this passion and process with as many people as I can, so they too can find a creative and calming outlet in their own lives.
Find me on Instagram and Facebook @wildfibres to keep in touch and know about future workshops and markets dates. Website coming soon!
- Make your own plastic yarn
- Start a basket
- Change yarn
- All materials will be provided for you to learn the skills for making a basket – an array of colourful yarn and a chenille needle (yours to keep)
- A Wild Fibres Workshop Pack – reference material and additional information to take home
- You are welcome to bring any extra yarns or fibres to weave into your basket if you wish, otherwise, everything is supplied!
- Two plastic shopping bags
- Wear something light and comfortable so you can be as relaxed as possible
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.