Basketry – Stitched and Coiled
Learn one of the oldest known crafts and the technique of ‘coiling and stitching’ fibres together to make your own basket.
Utilising plant fibres to create something useful is not only immensely satisfying but it nurtures our connection with the environment, stimulating us to view plants in new ways.
Basket weaving is an ancient craft and the technique of ‘coiling and stitching’ fibres together to create a basket is still common in many cultures across the globe. Learning to coil a basket, provides us with a link and an insight in a tactile way to a depth of knowledge of plant fibres and methods of using them which have been passed down through generations for thousands of years.
The day will include a wander through CERES Community Environment Park to identify suitable plants for weaving, as well as a discussion on the history of traditional and contemporary basketry.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to create a stitched and coiled basket using locally gathered plant fibres.
- Material selection and preparation.
- Starting the coil, stitching method, shaping and finishing your basket.
Note: We recommend Basketry – Stitched & Coiled for beginners and Basketry – Twined for those further developing their skills.