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Thu 19 Oct 2017, 10am - 2.30pm

Join South Coast fibre artist Lissa de Sailles to learn how to weave a beautiful sculptural vessel using fabric and remnants from your stash.


Thu 19 Oct 2017, 10am - 2.30pm


$130 (Foundation & Friends Member) $110


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney





Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Lissa de Sailles has studied basketry over the past six years with many international and local artists, the foremost being the late Jim Walliss. Her inspiration comes from a deep connection with nature and a love of gardening and working with plant fibres. Lissa has recently returned from a six week study tour in the USA and is eager to share her experiences and newly acquired skills. 

Stories about cloth and its meaning in our lives can be shared during the course of the workshop. Participants will learn how to twine and require a reasonable level of manual dexterity. There will be materials supplied on the day (but you are welcome to bring a selection of your own fabric stash). Bring  a sharp pair of scissors and a note pad and pen.

Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.