Sat, 09 Nov | Opendrawer

Twined Baskets

Learn the ‘twining’ method while you create a small basket.
Booking is Closed
Twined Baskets

Time & Location

09 Nov 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Opendrawer, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia, Rear of the Hartwell Church of Christ, Entrance off Milverton St

About This Workshop

This workshop is all about learning the ‘twining’ method. Twined baskets can be made in all shapes and sizes with all manner of materials and plant fibres. 

On this occasion we will use raffia twined around a cord frame to make a small basket. These materials are ideal for gaining the skill of twining and prepare participants to adventure further into basketry perhaps using plant fibres for their next basket.

In this workshop, you will learn how to

  • make the frame
  • twine around the frame
  • finish your basket
  • Information on other types of twined baskets and suitable plant fibres and materials to use.

Date: Sunday 9 November, 2019

Time:1pm to 4pm

Class fee: $90

Materials fee: $10 to cover the cost of materials, payable to the tutor on the day

What to bring:

  • Pen/pencil notebook
  • Scissors

Tutor details: Caroline Hawkins

Caroline's practice encompasses creating sculptural fibre art, basketweaving, researching, learning and developing global cultural weaving practices and techniques. Originally trained at Ravensbourne Art College, London in 3D design, she has been working in arts and crafts for the last 25 years, creating art work, holding workshops and working as a community artist. A Diploma in Sustainability has further informed the integration of sustainability practices within her art, not only in materials and methods chosen, but in developing themes such as awareness raising of endangered species. 

Picture credit: Caroline Hawkins

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