The below is a sample of a beginner workshop i give each year on the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to be notified of future workshops, please fill in the form below.
Transform Pine needles, beach glass, grasses and more into a natural work of art. You will learn a simple coiling technique, one of the world’s oldest forms of basketry. You will also learn how to personalize your basket through decorative flourishes and advanced techniques.
The raw materials for your creative life are all around you! Through a short neighbourhood walk, you will discover what to look for when foraging for materials. Once you’ve mastered the simple basic techniques, basket-making is a meditative and stress-relieving activity, and one that instills a greater connection to the natural world.
Session 1 We will learn about the history of these baskets, learn basic techniques, and talk about ideas for inspiration. There will be time to get a good start on your treasure basket. You will have some time in the week between the sessions to continue to work on the basket, so when we meet, any questions can be answered.
Session 2, Personalizing your basket with decorative materials, foraging for materials, advanced techniques, practice.