Basketweaving Design Course
Time & Location
About the Event
A contemporary approach to the ancient craft of basketweaving.
This course commences with learning the technique of ‘twining’; a traditional basketweaving method, which has the beauty of adaptability into a wide range of sturdy baskets to soft bags, wall hangings or sculptural forms. Creative expression will be encouraged as students develop this foundational skill into their own designs.
Experiment with different plant fibres, recycled materials, raffia or hemp string, learning how to ‘twine’ a tight weave or a lace effect, introduce a stripe or a check.
We will start with two small projects before launching into individual designs.
Weeks one and three:
Create a small basket and a garlic basket or fish while getting to grips with the ‘twining’ techniques. Gain an understanding of the variations possible with alternative material choices, shapes and structure.
Weeks four to six:
Design your own basket.
Select, prepare and calculate materials.
Choose twining method, tight, spaced, textured, checked, coloured.
Decide on structure in relation to selected materials.
Throughout the course learning will include:
· study of existing baskets
· reference materials, books and the direction of contemporary basketmaking
· detailed information on plant fibre collection preparation and storage
What do I need to bring?
Garden Scissors, pegs, old towel, darning needle
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Studio is located at Shed 4/39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove
Please park on Smithton Grove as the studio parking is not available near the studio
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For further information & enquiries
Mob 0478 755 804
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Cancellations will forfeit fee paid (classes a reliant on numbers to proceed) and if your spot can't be filled I cannot refund money paid. You may have a friend that can take the spot or I may have someone waitlisted.