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).
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.
Learning the Wild Basket Weaving was amazing, I can't help looking at vines and thinking of all the fruit baskets I can fill my house with. A lovely couple with complimentary personalities, it was a joy to learn in that space!
I was inspired by how easy it is to make beautiful baskets - for free! The instructors were informative and helpful; and provided lots of ideas on how to source materials. Maybe a little overpriced, however.
Class was great, fun was had by all. . Richard and Judy are lovely people, they took the time to answer every ones questions, . Every one made 2 baskets and they were all unique and interesting. Would recommend it to any one wanting to learn about basket weaving.