Basket weaving is an age old tradition spanning many generations and cultures. Weaving baskets is just as much a creative outlet as it is calming, social and meditative. This workshop will show you how to incorporate traditional coil weaving practices with modern materials to create our own handwoven basket.
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning basketry skills, whether you are new to basketry or have some prior experience. In this workshop you’ll learn how to weave using a combination of new, found and recycled materials. Some of the fibres we'll be using on the day include Madagascan raffia, hemp string, Japanese cotton gima, wool, rope and more. You'll also receive a Wild Fibres Basketry Pack to take home, which will include a range of materials and information to help you continue weaving.
After this workshop you'll not only have the skills to weave your own basket, but a new mindfulness practice that can become a part of your daily life.
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 find along the way. 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.
For future workshops and events, check out my website HYPERLINK "http://www.wildfibresbasketry.wix.com/home" www.wildfibresbasketry.wix.com/home or find me on Instagram @wildfibres and Facebook @wildfibresbasketry.
- Learn to expand on your coil weaving skills learned earlier, and experiment with new materials!
- All the materials needed! A mix of different materials like Madagascan raffia, wool, cotton, plastic bags, patterned fabric, rope and more A chenille needle for you to take home
- Feel free to bring any fibres, fabrics or materials you’d like to use!
Comfortable clothes :)
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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.
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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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.