Coiling workshop (1)

Free Form Coiling

Next Available: Wed, 22 Jan 10:00AM
5.0 hours
Over 10 people have attended this class
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Early Bird Prices finish on 1st December, 2019

Learn how to turn the concept of a basic coiled basket into an individual piece of art using fabrics from your craft stash, your wool stash and Op shop finds.  This workshop is not designed to create a 'finished' basket but to start you on your journey of basket coiling and allowing your imagination to take flight.

Basic materials will be supplied - paper rope, cotton rope and raffia - together with a supply of pre-cut fabrics.

Craft has always been part of Sybil's life and after discovering loom weaving whilst living in Stockholm, and on returning to Melbourne, she completed the Certificate of 4-shaft 8-Shaft Weaving with the HWS Guild.

Over recent years, Sybil has completed a variety of courses allowing her to experiment with a wide range of weaving techniques.  Whilst on a basket weaving retreat in Arnhem Land, she was exposed to indigenous weaving and on her return to Melbourne, began experimenting with weaving pre-loved materials to create a new identity.   Coiling has provided an excellent platform for this experimental work as textural and organic material are easily adapted to coiling.

Sybil successfully exhibited her coiled baskets at the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival.

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What you will learn
  • How to start, shape and finish a woven piece.
  • Experiment with textures - wool, silk, linen and even leather
  • Learn to investigate and master different woven shapes
What you will get
  • All students will experience the flexibility of coiling • A unique woven piece of your own design
  • Tips for incorporating different textures into your work
  • Knowledge of what elements of coiling shape your piece

What to bring
  • Material Fee $10. Starter kits to be provided
  • Large eye needle (preferably steel) • Small pair of pliers • Craft glue
  • Any material (yarn/wool/fabric, etc) that you wish to incorporate into your piece
What to wear

Casual Clothing

Appropriate for

No experience necessary

The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.

We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.

Come and join us!

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds

The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

No refunds for missed classes.

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