Lanny Mackenzie: Coil Weaving Using Natural and Reclaimed Materials 10-11 Sept

$280.00

In this workshop participants will learn the techniques of coiled basketry, where materials are stitched together. Plant materials were traditionally used for basket making, but we will also use recycled materials such as twining bale ropes, cables and recycled plastic bags using different styles of stitching. Participants may also bring their own reclaimed materials for experimentation. Flexible materials that can be cut into long narrow strips are suitable.
This 2 day workshop will allow enough time to create a substantial size woven basket.

Not only participants will learn coiling technique, we will also cover pine needles weaving and embellishments and knotless netting on found objects such as rocks and bottles using natural cordage and thin metal wires.

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In this workshop participants will learn the techniques of coiled basketry, where materials are stitched together. Plant materials were traditionally used for basket making, but we will also use recycled materials such as twining bale ropes, cables and recycled plastic bags using different styles of stitching. Participants may also bring their own reclaimed materials for experimentation. Flexible materials that can be cut into long narrow strips are suitable.
This 2 day workshop will allow enough time to create a substantial size woven basket.

Not only participants will learn coiling technique, we will also cover pine needles weaving and embellishments and knotless netting on found objects such as rocks and bottles using natural cordage and thin metal wires.
Dates: 10-11 September 2016 (4 days)
Price: $280

Requirements List:

  • Scissors
  • Small sharp knife/Stanley knife
  • bobkins or large knitting needles size 8-10
  • items that can be incorporated into your woven project for colour eg. colourful fabrics, strips of material, cables, rolls of plastic twines
  • small pliers
  • secateurs
  • large bucket to soak materials in
  • clothes pegs
  • From your garden or elsewhere: wisteria vines, non-thorny rose branches, willow branches, silver birch branches, any long skinny sticks, kangaroo grass, long tussock grasses, red hot poker leaves, New Zealand flax leaves, long iris leaves etc (pick green sticks/grasses at least 10-14 days prior to the workshop to make sure they are dry and ready to weave with. Leave them somewhere dry, on top of newspapers to soak up moisture – not in plastic bags as they will sweat and rot)
  • an apron
  • notebook and pen

Materials Fee: $40pp payable in class. This will cover materials used in class. Extra materials can be purchased for $20/bag mixed dyed raffia. A starter kit can be purchased for $30 which includes a bag of natural raffia, 2 nickel plated big eye needles, some beads, a pair of sharp shears and a little woven pin cushion hand made by Lanny.

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