Basket Weaving

February 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).

Janet Edmonds Woven Vessel

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.


One comment

  1. Have fun with that Lynn. Can’t wait to see the results. Cheers Ann

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