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from AU$139.00


with Barbara Niglio

Next Available: Sun, 20 Feb 10:00AM (AEDT)
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 minutes


BASKET WEAVING | HAND SEWN COILED ROPE |  Barbara Niglio                                                                                                   

Strong cotton fibres form the structural basis of these baskets, carefully woven and held in place with hand-sewn threads. 

Rope coiling is a vessel weaving technique that is simple enough for beginners, yet produces sturdy, versatile results; experiment with different thread colours to create results ranging from classically timeless to funky and psychedelic.

Your teacher | Barbara Niglio

This fun class will be led by Barbara Niglio. Barbara has worked in the fashion industry and has taught in the Fashion area at Box Hill Institute for many years. She has developed a love for repurposing and all things sustainable. Unusual waste materials are often used in wearable art pieces and these have featured in her exhibitions. Teaching skills and encouraging creativity to class participants gives Barbara a deep satisfaction as she endeavours to pass on the creative vibe and sense of achievement and wellbeing that goes along with it.

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What you will learn

  • Stitching techniques to make baskets
  • How to develop different shapes for baskets
  • What types of materials can be utilised

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • Demonstration of the making process and your own unique creation to take home
  • All materials and equipment supplied
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

Anyone who has an interest in hand made baskets.

Guild Of Objects

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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 (2 reviews)
We had a fantastic time, not only learning a new skill but having fun and lovely conversations along the way! Most enjoyable experience all round. I'm continuing to work on my basket and it's looking neater and even better. Our instructor Barb was patient and her talents are inspiring. Thank you!
What a fabulous activity. I’m very pleased with my basket and look forward to making many more. Great range of materials and examples shown to stimulate interest in designing own baskets.

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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