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Raffia Basket Weaving

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Handmade baskets are a beautiful item to have in your home and a relaxing craft to get involved in.

Raffia baskets are an easy way to learn the essentials of basket making, from here you can build up to bigger and brighter things. This guided tutorial will give you plenty of skills to take home and practice with.

In this hands-on workshop we will learn the basic building blocks for starting a simple cup-shaped basket. Using coloured raffia and needles, we will start you on your way to basket weaving. From here, we will then explore alternative materials you may find in the home and variations on this theme to try at your own leisure.

Date: Tuesday, 3rd September.
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
Cost: $25. Full / $20. Conc or Early Bird Discount. (EDB available until 21st August)

Tutor: Tara Gilbee

Tara is a collector of ideas and inspiration from a variety of sources. She has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and has taught health and art subjects to young and adult learners. She has a personal interest in the traditional crafts she learnt in her childhood and her own varied arts practice which employs a range of approaches and sites for making art. She is currently studying her Masters at Victoria College of the Arts.

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What you will learn
  • plenty of skills to take home and practice with
What you will get
  • hands-on workshop

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Castlemaine Community House

Vendor since 2016

Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled by at least six towns, each with their own particular identity. In addition to its established population, the Shire is a magnet for an increasing population of arts practitioners, tree changers, down shifters and those pursuing an alternative lifestyle based on environmental sustainability.

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.

Castlemaine Community House is:

◙ a learning centre

◙ a meeting place

◙ a not-for-profit enterprise

◙ a drop-in centre

◙ a supportive, welcoming placean information network

We have a range of regular activities, educational classes for adults, programs for parents and children, and a large number of community projects which we run or contribute to. We are run by a committee of management and we have a number of staff and volunteers.

2015 marks our 30th anniversary. There is abrief history of our first 30 years

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds Policy Cancellations and refunds policy:

  • No refund will be issued within 48 hours of the course start date or once the course has commenced.
  • A full refund, less a 10% administration fee will be provided for  all booking cancellations requested prior to the course start date.
  • Any flexibility outside the above policies must be approved by the Castlemaine Community House Manager.

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17 August 2019 • Raffia Basket Weaving

A comfortable space to craft with others made for a lovely Sunday. Thank you.


14 August 2019 • Raffia Basket Weaving

Thanks, this was excellent.