Learn how to use natural materials to make a small basket using the traditional basketry technique of twining.
Twining is the twisting of two strands of flexible material around a vertical support. This technique creates strong surfaces and adds stability to baskets.
Participants will learn how to create a rolled rim to complete the basket.
Materials such as red-hot poker, cordyline, dietes iris &/or and flax will be provided as well as information about how to collect, dry and prepare materials.
Learn how to use natural materials to make a small melon basket using the traditional basketry technique of ribbed construction.
We will start by lashing two intersecting hoops together to create a basic framework. As we weave, ribs will be inserted into the lashing to provide structural integrity and strength to the basket. The woven surface will be created using a technique called randing, which is the moving of a single weaver inside and outside alternating ribs.
A range of plant materials will be provided such as iris, red-hot poker, bulrushes, watsonia and willow. Information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own materials to use at home is included in this workshop.