Basket Weaving – Workshop

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Date: 27th March
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Place: Seddon
Cost: $20 to POW members – $25 to non members
MAX: 10 attendees

Contact: Mel mhenkel71@gmail.com

A handout and all material will be supplied

Materials:

– Raffia is a popular and easy material to use bought from the florist
– Local Grasses that can be found in any parkland or near a river/creek, however it does depend on the location. I was using Indigenous grass along the Merri Creek for my project.
– Wool and other clothing materials are good. second hand. Very accessable in one’s own private home.
– A particular dried grass that are used for outdoor, – bought at reverse Art
– Sewing Needles
(a lot of these materials ar very easy to access)

Personal Intention:
To share what I know and how sacred basket weaving is to me and why.
Share books, various techniques, patterning, potential shapes and sacred symbols that can be achieved with weaving.
Later down the track I would like to connect with indigenous women to share their skills and stories

Here is the website that shows the work I did for uni
http://merrigeodesia.blogspot.com