Blanket Stitch for Basketry
First nations people use blanket stitch to make baskets; with pandunus in the north and in our part of the world traditionally with a very common plant: Lomandra. Once the stitch is mastered it can be adapted to use with a variety of materials for neckalce pendants to sturdy functional baskets.
This workshop commences with the foundational skills in Blanket Stitch and how to start a coiled disc using raffia.
I pay my respects to indigenous weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem who passed on the knowledge of how to use the method to make sister baskets.
Blanket Stitch for Basketry - students work
The Lightbox Nov 22
'Thoroughly enjoyed the class and looking forward to more workshops' Lisa Simmons (her finished piece featured far right)