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Basket Weaving Workshop

  • BIGbang Studios 1/177 Beavers Road Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Description:

Join us for an afternoon of basket weaving and learn how to create your vessel using fair-trade rope, naturally dyed raffia, yarn, fabric & natural materials.

We will explore how to build different shapes, lids and how to incorporate fabric, leaves and other items using coiling, stitching and twining.

You will get to take home your handmade coiled & twined vessel and lots of inspiration for other basket making techniques. 

Enjoy our relaxing, cosy studio and take time for you to be creative and mindful.

Your teacher:

Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles, and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making.

After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, where she majored in weave and print-making, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of high-quality products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.

Spending the following years exploring every craft within her reach in her own personal practice, she is sharing her results and lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.

www.bekindtextiles.com

https://www.facebook.com/bekindtextiles/

https://www.instagram.com/bekindtextiles/

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote.

Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

What you will learn

  • How to create a coiled basket from rope, raffia, fabric and yarn
  • Learn how to create different shapes and sizes of vessels for different uses
  • Different stitching, coiling, twining and joining methods you can use to create your vessel

What you will get

  • Materials including fair-trade rope, raffia and yarn
  • Your finished basket to take home and a relaxed, calm mind
  • Wine and tea
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.

Book via the link below:

Earlier Event: May 11
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