We're thrilled to finally be learning the art of basket weaving on Sunday 27th November with multi-talented local lady, Helen Henry.
We'll gather in the garden of her mud-brick home in Hamilton and begin with morning tea and cake at 10am, then settle down to make miniature woven vessels that can be used as catch-all dishes or little decorative bowls.
We'll learn how to harvest and prepare certain vines and grasses for weaving, how to up-cycle fabric for weaving and how to use a coiling technique to build these little cuties. I'm told the craft is simple and easy to learn- suitable for absolute beginners from teenage to silver years.
In this workshop you will meet creative local people, use your hands to create something from scratch and learn a sustainable new craft that has been practiced for thousands of years. It's relaxing, therapeutic and good for the soul- a perfect way to start your Sunday!
The workshop costs $30 including all tools, materials and tuition plus tea/coffee and morning tea nibbles like yummy cake and biscuits- be sure to let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book! A percentage of the money gathered will go towards Hamilton's Community Garden behind the NAB bank, because it's an awesome initiative for whole the community to enjoy.
We will gather at 10am Sunday 27th for morning tea before a 10.15am start, and aim to finish by 12.30pm. You will leave with your own complete little basket and all the know-how needed to make more at home. You can use the techniques learnt to make larger baskets from rope, fabric, yarn, grasses, vines, raffia, rattan, hemp or even plastic bags... so many things can become weaving fibres!
Places can be booked my emailing email@example.com or sending us a private message on Facebook. You will be emailed details of the workshop location and how to pay. Feel free to invite friends and spread the word for us! See you there :)