Sustainable Basketry Workshop
Learn how to make beautiful baskets from repurposed plastic bags and colourful yarn with Ainsley Warner from Wild Fibres Basketry!
Wild Fibres basketry workshops combine traditional coil weaving practices with modern materials. They’re designed for people with no basketry skills at all, as well as those with existing skills who are wanting to learn to work with new fibres. Basketry is just as much a creative process as it is calming, social and meditative. It’s about stepping back from the daily rush of life, to take time out.
This workshop is an amazing opportunity to be creative with your sustainability practices by learning how to transform plastic bags and even old t-shirts or other materials into functional and beautiful objects. With repurposed plastic bags and an array of colourful yarn, you’ll learn all the steps to making a basket, as well as two different stitches to create a variety of aesthetics.
Please bring along TWO regular plastic grocery bags from your local grocer.
What you’ll take home in your Wild Fibres Pack:
– your own chenille needle
– step by step quide to basketry
– fibre directory
– yarn to weave your basket
Tickets are $83 per person plus gst and booking fees. Book now.
Ainsley Warner is a fibre artist from Marrickville, Sydney and the maker behind Wild Fibres. My baskets and jewellery are woven with a range of fibres including hand dyed Madagascan raffia, wool, hemp string, printed textiles, rope and any other fibres she finds. She is endlessly inspired by the incredible colours and patterns she comes across in her wanderings around the neighbourhood and the wider world. She is deeply passionate about weaving, and creating things with her hands. She finds the process both therapeutic and inspiring, and hopes to share this passion and process with as many people as she can, so they too can find a creative and calming outlet in their lives.
15:00–18:00 Where: Art & Design Department, Books Kinokuniya Sydney