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Basket Weaving – Twined

Learn the ancient craft of twined basketry with Caroline Hawkins

This 5-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 4 Feb / Sun 2 Apr / Sat 10 Jun / Sat 15 Jul / Sun 17 Sep / Sun 1 Oct / Sun 10 Dec

from $103 | 1/2 day

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Turning plant fibres into a functional and attractive basket is not only immensely satisfying but it nurtures our connections; with the land, through intuitive natural fibre handling knowledge and with time, to one of the oldest known crafts in the history of human civilization. Whilst basket weaving styles and materials used vary depending on location, the technique of ‘twining’ fibres together to create a basket is common in many cultures across the globe.
In this workshop, create your own small ‘twined’ basket using locally gathered plant fibres. The day will include a wander through the park to identify suitable plants for weaving, as well as discussion on the history of traditional and contemporary basket making.

Note: We recommend Basket Weaving – Stitched & Coiled for beginners and Basket Weaving – Twined for those further developing their skills.

Caroline Hawkins is a sculptural fibre artist, basket weaver and tutor, based on the Surfcoast.
Trained in 3D design in London, she has been creating and teaching art for 30 years.
A fascination for weaving with natural materials threads a common theme through Caroline’s work which she harvests from her surrounding environment. Development opportunities have included learning from indigenous weavers and several overseas trips to learn basket weaving from other cultures. Often to discover that weaving methods are similar across cultures, except the materials vary as they relate to what’s available locally.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, believing that practicing art and crafts can form an important part of person’s identity and support their wellbeing.

What you will learn

  • The ancient craft of basketry
  • How to start, shape and finish a basket using the twining technique
  • How to identify, select, gather and prepare plant fibres for weaving

What you will get

  • Take home your own handwoven beautiful and functional basket/work of art

What to bring

  • An old towel, 2 pegs, sturdy garden scissors, a water spray bottle and a darning needle

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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