Basket WeavingFebruary 12, 2011
My sister in law Margaret and I are about to embark on a basket weaving class. I had been inspired some years previously when I bought a book – Three Dimensional Embroidery by Janet Edmonds which features THE most inspiring images and techniques for creating gorgeous three dimensional pieces (including thee most amazing vessels woven from wrapped cord).
I had the tiniest little play using techniques from the book but then life intervened (as it does). And then last year, I saw the Basket Makers of Victoria at the Bendigo Wool & Sheep Show. Some of the baskets on display were just drop dead gorgeous and I really loved just how wonderfully creative and rustic they were. I had a fair chat to the ladies who were working the show and they convinced me that it really wasn’t that difficult and I thought again that I’d really like to try my hand but reality kicked in a I thought “who was I kidding” – I really just don’t have time (or space for that matter) for another craft so I left it alone. But now Margaret has rekindled my interest. She’s been talking about doing a class for some time and I couldn’t let her do it alone now could I? So we have booked in to do a beginners basket making course at Holmesglen Tafe in Melbourne.
If you fancy yourself doing a basket making class – why not join us. I am sure it will be so much fun and I am sure we will all be sitting under the trees weaving away in no time.