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Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Random Weave Basketry Workshop with Branching Out

When

Sunday 25 June 2023 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $190

Spend the morning in the beautiful Botanic Garden, learning how to wrangle vines, twigs and leaves into a woven basket. In this workshop you will learn a number of random weaving techniques, as well as how to harvest and prepare a range of natural materials for basket making.

Includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Branching Out is a collaboration between sister’s Jillian Culey and Carolyn Dance. It is devoted to handmade, fair trade and sustainable creations.

Jillian works predominantly with locally harvested fibres. She explores and experiments with traditional basketry techniques including twining, string making and ribbed work. For Jillian, weaving is an opportunity to explore the connection between mathematical patterns and nature and her woven pieces take their inspiration from that connection.

Carolyn’s home is nestled in the bush in the Blue Mountains. The surrounding flora and fauna inspires and informs her creative practice. Carolyn’s weaving is a meditative process where the purposeful, slow and rhythmic movements help to transform natural materials into functional baskets and unique pieces.

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Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens

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