Sat, Feb 08 | Opendrawer

Melon Basket

Learn to make a traditional Melon Basket
Booking is Closed

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2020, 10:00 AM – Feb 09, 2020, 4:00 PM
Opendrawer, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia, Rear of Hartwell Church of Christ, entry off Milverton

About This Workshop

This is a two-day workshop in making a traditional melon basket that encompasses basic basket making skills for beginners and improvers with textile artist Anne Thoday. Anne is a multi-disciplinary artist producing works that arouse an appreciation and reverence for the natural world.   Students will learn how to set up a frame for a ribbed basket, god’s eyes and other weaving techniques and also learn how to identify, collect and treat plant materials from the environment, for use in basketry. All materials will be supplied. 

What you will learn:

  • How to set up a frame for a traditional melon basket
  • How to weave a gods eye
  • Twining technique
  • How to identify, collect and treat plant materials for use in basketry

Date: Sat/Sun Feb 8 & 9 2020

Time: 10 am to 4pm

Class fee: $290

Materials fee: $30 to be paid to tutor on the day

What to bring:

  • Paper and pencil/pen
  • Lunch

Tutor: Anne Thoday.

Anne’s practice is seated largely within the realm of contemporary environmental art. She is a multi-disciplinary, exhibited artist producing works that arouse an appreciation and reverence for the natural world. She is an active member of Basket Makers of Victoria, having held various positions with them in the past. Her work can be found at: http://www.annethoday.com

Picture credit: Anne Thoday

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Tel: 03 98897227

Rear 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell 3124

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