Taught by Ruth Woods from Craft School Oz
Come and join us for a great day exploring the use of different fabrics, yarn, string, threads as well as plant fibre to create colourful textural coiled baskets. Ruth encourages people to explore and experiment with their work making each persons basket unique.
Materials are supplied - if you wish you can bring materials your own from your craft stash.
Suitable for the beginner or a crafty expert.
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.
In this 3 hour workshop you will learn
Using beautiful coloured raffia and various yarn, string and thread you will create a little basket to take home!
Ruth encourages the participants of her workshops to experiment using many materials exploring shape and form.
Materials are supplied.