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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This workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- 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
- Natural fibres from the CERES park
- Take home your own hand woven beautiful and functional basket/work of art
- Instruction handouts
- Writing materials
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CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.
Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.
CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.
CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.
Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.