Coiled Basketry using Native Grasses with Adrienne Kneebone

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  • Notepad
  • Writing materials

What to Wear

  • Casual

Coiled Basketry using Native Grasses with Adrienne Kneebone

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Coil basket weaving techniques
  • How to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving
  • How to prepare the leaves, vines and grasses for weaving and what traditional techniques to use

What You Get

  • Natural fibres from the CERES park
  • Take home your own hand woven beautiful and functional basket/work of art
  • Instruction handouts


Join Adrienne Kneebone as she teaches the art of native grass basketry. Coil stitch is a contemporary adapted basketry technique where soft coils are stitched together with colourful thread.

The workshop entails two activities, firstly an introduction to coiling using coloured raffia where your will learn to make your first beautiful basket. The second activity will be a harvesting excursion where native grasses from the Merri Creek will be collected to form your second unique basket.

Both baskets use needles and busy hands, with sizes ranging from palm to melon size.

Adrienne is interested in to the soft grasses of Victoria, adding colour, humour and stories of the Central Desert to her classes. All participants will gain new weaving skills, plant knowledge and a beautiful grass basket. Materials provided. Discover something new to do in your neighbourhood.

Trainer Bio:

Adrienne Kneebone spent 12 years in the Northern Territory mastery the craft of weaving aswell as working extensively with women from Western Arhnem land . She has a lot of skills, knowledge and story telling to share and finds enjoyment in the atmosphere of a weaving group. Her skills range from basket twining , to native grass cobbling through to bush toy making. She now resides by the yarra river in East Warburton where she has adapted to weaving with the local plant material. Her classes are light hearted and enjoyable as she draws the creative spirit from people.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

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May 2017

I had a really enjoyable class with Adrienne Kneebone at Coiled Basketry using Native Grasses..The energy of the experience was gentle and healing. I am happy to have learnt a new form of creative expression a as a result. I also enjoyed sharing a Sunday with other like - minded and differently -focused people. Adrienne was positive towards our skill, or lack of it ,and made us feel welcome and worthy. For me , basket weaving was meditative and therapeutic . I would be happy to recommend this experience and am happy with what I was taught and where i can go from there in my own creative journey. Thanks Adrienne. It was beautiful to meet you. I actually felt like I had known you already.. Sincerely , Rachael