Basket Weaving Workshops with Shelley Krycer in the Dandenong Ranges

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Lets celebrate the Autumn months which come alive with colour in the stunning Dandenong Ranges! Each stand alone workshop over three dates will explore a different basket weaving technique using natural materials to bring the outside in. On Sunday May 1st we'll create a melon basket (as seen in the class photo) with ivy in Sassafras. On Sunday the 8th we'll harvest ivy locally to create a twined basket in Upwey, and on Sunday May 22nd we'll create a coiled basket with sheoak, grasses, wools and threads also in Upwey. While very beautiful, ivy is very invasive yet happens to be an excellent basket weaving material and a great one to learn with as it's very flexible and you can weave with it fresh. Images of the other styles can be seen on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/shelleykrycer

These workshops are stand alone so you may book in for one, two or three days. Each one will give you the opportunity to start with the basics and develop your skills with guidance. They are suitable for the total beginner and also the more experienced basket weaver.


Shelley Krycer is a visual artist with a diverse practice ranging from painting and drawing to installation based and interactive work. She often works with natural materials and has a deep love for the handmade. She loves craft as a wonderful and supportive way to engage with creative process and a rich way to share space and connect with others. After studying permaculture, Shelley's love for natural materials and connection with natural cycles has deepend even further. Shelley has been spending the last years learning different basket weaving techniques and how to work with various foraged materials. She is very excited to be sharing this process with others.

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What you will learn
  • Make your own basket.
  • Explore and enhance your creativity!
  • How to work with natural materials and how to forage them yourself.
What you will get
  • All materials for the class
  • Materials to take home
  • Take home what you make
  • All your questions answered
  • An inspiring learning environment
  • Lots of cups of delicious tea
  • A foraging walk to gather materials in beautiful surroundings

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Gardening gloves if you have
  • A pocket knife or scissors
  • A vegetarian dish to share for lunch.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Any one interested to learn


Shelley Krycer

Vendor since 2015

Visual artist Shelley Krycer is deeply inspired by cycles. Cycles observed in nature and cycles seen within. Traces left of time passed and hints of what's to come. Her practice explores the delicate dynamics at play between self, other and environment. Watching this interconnectedness as a single ecosystem, Shelley considers a movement towards balance.

Shelley’s practice includes painting, drawing, installation, collaboration, design and object making including basket weaving and jewellery. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with first class honours from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from Melbourne University. She teaches workshops and her work has won awards, has been exhibited locally and interstate and is held in private collections.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Shelley Krycer requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Shelley Krycer to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Shelley Krycer or organised by Shelley Krycer must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Shelley Krycer.


I agree to give Shelley Krycer unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Shelley Krycer classes and events or on Shelley Krycer's premises. (For use of Shelley Krycer marketing materials).


Shelley Krycer requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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03 June 2016 • Basket Weaving Workshops with Shelley Krycer in the...

Beautiful setting, wind in the trees, herbal tea and munchies. We learnt a basic technique in a slow unhurried way. As we progressed other techniques were introduced. Shelley is a warm encouraging teacher with a quick wit and intelligence. She allowed space for us to be quiet if we felt like it or conversation between participants wanting to share. It's hard for me to sit still sometimes and she was happy for me to get up from my position on the floor or chair and move around. By the end of the workshop I felt human again. My mind had slowed and I was back in my body. Best mindfulness practice I'd done for ages.


11 May 2016 • Basket Weaving Workshops with Shelley Krycer in the...

Shelley is a very talented and gifted artist and teacher. The 6 hour class flew by so fast that it felt like one hour! During the class, we were inside practicing the first step of the weaving, then outside in a secret forest area, then back inside for the various stages of basket weaving. What fun we had – learning, weaving, creating! And what a magical Mother’s Day present from my daughter, Ella! Our baskets hold a beautiful memory of our day in the Dandenongs….