Basket Weaving is one of the oldest traditional crafts practiced in countries around the world. The variety of materials used is endless and mainly sourced from plant material available in the local environment.
The joy of making a basket from materials collected from the natural environment is both satisfying and exciting. You will be filled with pride as you admire your own handmade basket and the joy you can experience when you give a basket you made filled, with homemade goodies is a pleasure to give and an immense delight to receive.
We will use materials we have sourced from the garden, and vines we have collected from reveg and clearing sites. Everyone will make 2 small baskets… A melon basket and a bowl (wheel and spoke technique).
- A Melon Basket is a traditional style basket with a handle. It is a circle inside a circle with ribs which make the shape.
- A Bowl basket has the ribs lined up like the spokes of a wheel and the weaving is in a circular direction which forms the bowl.
ABOUT JUDITH WOLSKI
Wild Baskets is a joint venture between Judith and her husband Richard – Judith the weaver, and Richard the Hunter Gatherer.
Judith’s interest of weaving baskets began when her grandmother lost her sight and one of her therapies was basket weaving. I would sit with her and pass pieces and prompt her when she missed a bit. Over 20 years ago, I got involved with Bush Care and Revegetation Projects often removing weed vines which are strangling our native environment. She started using pest vines to weave baskets. These baskets are eco friendly, beautiful, and useful works of art.
- All materials supplied to make 2 small baskets
- Tips on how to collect, prepare and store a organic weaving materials.
- The skills you will learn will allow you to make and create baskets using endless types of readily available resources.
- Nothing but nimble fingers!
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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.
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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.