Taught by Ruth Woods from Craft School Oz
Basket making is an ancient craft throughout the world and Ruth has loved exploring this craft for several years.
Ruth has drawn her inspiration from many sources and has learnt the skills from travelling and meeting women who have shared their knowledge. After visiting South East Asia, spending time on a floating village working with the water hyacinth plant, living in Arnhem Land and working with the Yolngu people for 18 months and being a member and active participant of the Basket Makers of Victoria she has bought together various styles and developed her own designs and methods and is now sharing her knowledge.
She works with plant fibres, recycled fabrics, wool and even paper.
Learn how to harvest, select and store plants from the garden and create beautiful baskets using the coiling technique. You will also learn how to make cordage or string from plant fibres. After this workshop you’ll never look at plants in the same way. Materials will be supplied and you will also be given a list of plants you can bring along if you have access to them when you enrol, but this is not essential as plant material will be supplied. Don’t think that you need a garden to make these baskets because there are plenty of places to obtain plant material outside of your garden.
Ruth encourages the participants of her workshops to experiment using many materials exploring shape and form.
Materials are supplied.
Fantastic class. Informative, interesting, creative and fun.
Learnt about the different plants that can be used for weaving, excellent I step by step instructions, friendly fun group of people overall an enjoyable day and I got to take home a very beautiful completed basket... Would recommend this particular course...