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Ancient Basketry

Learn the ancient craft of twined basketry with Adrienne Kneebone

This 5-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2021:

Saturday 6 February / Sunday 2 May / Sunday 11 July / Sunday 3 October / Saturday 11 December

from $103 | 1 day

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the ancient craft of twined basketry. You will learn how to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, how to prepare them and what traditional techniques to use.

Gathering natural fibres from the CERES park and make your own unique creation. At the end of the day you will take home your own handwoven beautiful and functional basket/work of art.

Interwoven in this workshop are the principles and ethics of Permaculture.

Adrienne Kneebone spent 12 years in the Northern Territory mastery the craft of weaving as well as working extensively with women from Western Arhnem land . She has a lot of skills, knowledge and storytelling to share and finds enjoyment in the atmosphere of a weaving group. Her skills range from basket twining to native grass cobbling through to bush toy making. She now resides by the Yarra river in East Warburton where she has adapted to weaving with the local plant material. Her classes are light-hearted and enjoyable as she draws the creative spirit from people.

What you will learn

  • The ancient craft of basketry
  • How to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving
  • How to prepare the leaves, vines and grasses for weaving and what traditional techniques to use

What you will get

  • Natural fibres from the CERES park
  • Take home your own handwoven beautiful and functional basket/work of art
  • Instruction handouts

What to bring

  • Notepad
  • Writing materials

What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothes

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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