with Lilian Yangot

Next Available: Sun, 27 Feb 10:30AM (AEDT)
(+1 more date)(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class



A kokedama is a living organic plant sculpture, suspended in its own ball of soil wrapped in moss and held together with string.  Kokedama is often considered to be a variant of bonsai.  Both are Japanese techniques using nature as a sculptural form. 

In this workshop, you will learn the technique of neat twinning, where the jute twine is spaced as symmetrically as possible to form the ball of your kokedama.

You'll make 2 Kokedamas our workshop - a small and medium size.

All materials will be provided. Please wear clothes you do not mind being soiled.

This is a 2.5 workshop and you’ll go home with two wonderful handmade kokedama.

Your teacher Lil specialises in neatly twinned kokedamas or mossballs. She started collecting indoor plants late in 2016 and as the collection grew, she wanted to make something quite unique to showcase her plants. And in 2018, Where The Green Things Are was born, a small business specialising in kokedamas and indoor plants.

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What you will learn

  • Make 2 kokedamas to take home. A relaxed, creative and fun filled workshop.

What you will get

  • All materials will be supplied.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Parking Info

Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000. 

You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space. 

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Guild Of Objects

89 Reviews

In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.

In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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5.0 (6 reviews)
Absolutely loved the Kokedama class. The new Hardware lane studio is amazing, as was the warm welcome. The teachers are great and make it easy to follow & participate fully. I’ve met some great people in attending these classes, plenty of laughs and just a damn good way to spend a couple of hours, while learning a new skill. Highly recommend jumping on board.
What a treat after lockdown to attend the Kokedama workshop at Guild of Objects. Lot of laughs, good company and I learnt a new trick. I even got to bring home the spoils! A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
A really fun and hands on experience with some beautiful kokedama as a result. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
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Refund Policy

The Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop in the event of insufficient participants. 

In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified before the commencement of the workshop and you will be offered a transfer into a future class or a full refund.

If you are unable to attend your workshop, the following applies.

7 days notice - refund (minus administration fee) or transfer into a future class. 

72 hours notice - refund (minus 50%) or  transfer into a future class 

Less than 72 hours notice - transfer into a future class

Less than 24 hours notice - we are unable to offer a transfer or to refund

Our classes are dependent on bringing together teachers and booking space.  Late cancellations mean that we are unable to allocate your place to someone else and in some circumstances, this may make classes not financially viable for us to run.  It is for this reason that we put implements these cancellation policies.

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Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to objects@guildofobjects.com if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you.  If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using   Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

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