Discover the ancient fibre weaving arts with Meri Peach. In this workshop, each student will make an attractive twined basket using a variety of locally available plant materials. Twined basketry uses two or more strands to weave, and it is among the oldest craft techniques known. On the second day, student’s skills will be expanded in making a decorative fish trap using twining and cordage techniques. Included in the workshop will be discussion around the history and culture of fibre weaving, as well as tips on gathering and preparation of materials. Notes and all materials will be provided. Students please bring a pair of scissors, a pair of secateurs, a large plastic bag and an old towel.
Dates: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm 8-9 April 2017
Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery
$30 material fee payable to the artist