Coiled basketry, where fibres are stitched rather than woven together, is one of the oldest known craft techniques. In this workshop students will use a variety of locally grown plant materials to create a coiled basket stitched with linen thread in a spiral pattern. The tutor Meri Peach, a professional basket maker and fibre sculptor, will guide students through the preparation and use of plant materials for basketry. The workshop will include discussion around the history and culture of basket making, demonstrations and one-to-one instruction. Participants must be able to use a needle and thread. Experience with sewing is helpful, but not strictly necessary as the stitch is an easy one. Students should bring a pair of sharp scissors, an old towel, a plastic bag, and a thimble (optional). All notes, needles, other tools and plant materials will be provided.
Includes morning tea and lunch
Upon booking please notify us if you require a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please also let us know of any food allergies.
A deposit of $100 is payable for this class. Call the office on 9231 8182
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