Tuesday, April 12, 2016

learning to weave baskets

I have wanted to learn Aboriginal basket weaving for ages so I leapt at the chance to go to an afternoon workshop with Adrienne Kneebone at the Textile Arts Community. Adrienne and her partner Aaron, are excellent teachers - thorough and knowledgeable but really calm and laidback and encouraging. This is my first little piece of coiled basketweaving - very wonky and wobbly, but done.
Then last weekend I did another workshop with Adrienne at Ceres, this time learning to make twined baskets.
When we bought some gorgeous blue iris yesterday it seemed a pity to waste all those lovely long leaves...
And I found some hemp string that I dunked in the indigo vat a few weeks ago - perfect for the next coiling project.

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