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Basket Making Workshop
20/11/2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$230
Basket Making – Melon Basket Making – at the Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades Centre
Learn how to use natural materials to make a small melon basket using the traditional basketry technique of ribbed construction.
We will start by lashing two intersecting hoops together to create a basic framework. As we weave, ribs will be inserted into the lashing to provide structural integrity and strength to the basket. The woven surface will be created using a technique called randing, which is the moving of a single weaver inside and outside alternating ribs.
A range of plant materials will be provided such as iris, red-hot poker, bulrushes, watsonia and willow. Information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own materials to use at home is included in this workshop.
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