Wrapping and Coiling Basketry Course
Thursdays August 11th, 18th, 25th 10am – 1pm
The focus of this course is the stitching method and how by using different materials it can be adapted in size and shape, from a delicate pendant for a necklace to a sturdy functional basket.
We will start off with a small raffia basket, to gain some foundational skills in blanket stitch and starting your basket, then move on to different wrapping methods and material options, including plant materials. This style is particularly suitable for a wonderful Australian native and very common plant: Lomandra Longifolia.
In this course, you will learn how to
* Start a wrapped and coiled basket
* Blanket stitch and its variations
* Identify, harvest, and prepare lomandra for weaving
*Use the lomandra leaf tip instead of a needle
*Wrap and blanket stitch around the coiled core
Throughout the course learning will include discussion of the traditional and contemporary craft of basketry and acknowledge the skills of first nations people who made baskets using similar methods and certainly would have known how to use lomandra for basketweaving.
I pay my respects to indigenous weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem who passed on the knowledge of how to use this method to make sister baskets.
Thursdays August 11th, 18th 25th 10am – 1pm
at the Lightbox, Torquay
cost $260 all materials and equipment includedLONG