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.
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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