2019 06 10 01 bf04ca40 6d4f 0137 3386 063bd7b5133d

Baskets from Natural Fibres


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Description

Learn a traditional craft where you can also show some of your own creativity. 

Learn how to construct a rectangular basket over a mould using natural fibres. The base will be made from a flat weave of Cordyline and the sides will be twined using Chasmanthe, Iris and other plant fibres.

You will also be introduced to identifying, collecting, storing and treating suitable plant materials from the environment that can be used for basketry.   Learn what is suitable for making baskets and what is not suitable.

This workshop is suitable for beginners.

After learning this technique you will be able to construct larger shopping baskets.


All materials supplied

About Jeanette Carter

Jeanette is an art teacher and a fibre and clay artist who has been weaving baskets for over 30 years. She was introduced to making traditional baskets in 1986 when she was awarded a teacher exchange to Pennsylvania USA for a year. To read more about Jeanette Carter and view some of her work head to http://gallery.baag.com.au/?p=207

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What you will learn
  • The age-old techniques of twining and weaving and using a mould to make baskets
  • Which plants are suitable for weaving
  • How to collect, treat and store natural materials.
What you will get
  • Beautifully crafted basket(s) to take home
  • Traditional skills and how to use them creatively
  • A companionable, creative day spent with others

What to bring
  • All materials supplied., but bring some lunch, as there are no shops within easy walking distance. Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied.
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Anyone wanting to learn new basket making skills . Beginners or more experienced welcome


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Bulleen Art and Garden

Vendor since 2013

At Bulleen Art & Garden we focus on the environment and creativity. You’ll find a plant nursery, art gallery, gift, pot and hardware shops and a huge landscape supplies yard. We have an extensive range of plants, including one of Melbourne’s biggest ranges of herbs, fruit and vegies. We also specialise in edible, indigenous and low water use plants.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Terms & Conditions

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. 

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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