What: Basket Weaving Workshop
When: Thursday 19th July 6:30-9:30pm
Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote
Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea
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.
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 a lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.
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.
Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora.
Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade.
Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right-hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are a 5-minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! Doors open at 6:30 pm sharp. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our doorstep in the bustling hub of High Street. We look forward to meeting you.
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.