This comprehensive, self paced, three hour workshop can be watched immediately and viewed as often as you like.
The course, Baskets from the Garden, is all about plants that can be used to create a basket.
This however what you create will depend on where you live and the plants you have access to.
Ruth covers a variety of plants and discusses how you can use them.
She has put them into four groups of different plant fibres - (not botanical families).
- Soft Long Leafy plants
- Leathery Thicker Leaf Plants
- Woody Stem Plants
- Rushes and Grasses
Ruth works in an organic non traditional way encouraging the student to experiment and embark on their own journey of discovery while learning the techniques.
The workshop covers, selecting, picking, drying and storing plants and then focuses on creating three different techniques of basketry.
You will learn how to
- Coil a basket using many different plant fibres
- Create a random weave basket using Mat Rush (Lomandra)
- Weave a rustic basket using vines
Also included are four downloadable PDFs and worksheets to keep for your reference
- Resource list of items required for the course
- Plant Resource List
- Hints and Tips for better basket making
- Workbook to document the plants you discover for basketry
There is also access to the private Facebook page for people enrolled in the workshop. A place we can share information about plants and what we use in our baskets.
This extraordinary craft is a journey of discovery, learning more about plants and creating baskets.
Warning: This craft can become extremely addictive!
If you have any questions regarding the course email us [email protected]
Priced in Australian dollars at $89 AUD
If you find this workshop enjoyable you maybe interested in my other shorter online workshops (approximately one hour) https://craft-school-oz.teachable.com/courses
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Things people have said about Craft School Oz Workshops
I had no prior knowledge but they are clear, instructional and fun. Ruth is a great teacher and her classes are easy to follow and it’s so rewarding to see the end result. I love how you can make baskets from anything and it’s a very forgiving craft. I really enjoy Craft School Oz workshops. Lisa
I love everything about your teaching style, your video technique looking over your shoulder that enables me to see the stitches as I am doing them. Being able to revisit and revise at my own pace and in my own time has been so helpful. Sue
I live in a small country town so there is no opportunity to attend craft classes. The information is in chapters, very easy to watch and learn from, and I can revisit it as many times as I need to. I really love these online workshops. Dom
Basket making is an ancient craft that continues to thrive throughout the world. I have taught basket weaving (coiling if we want to get technical) for years, and love nothing more than showing others the 'how to' of this wonderful craft.
I draw inspiration from many sources, and you will to once you start to create! I have learnt my skills from exploring and connecting with women who have shared their knowledge, mostly that has been passed down to them. After visiting South East Asia and spending time on a floating village, I learnt to work with the water hyacinth plant, to make baskets from materials I harvested and made myself. I lived on Arnhem Land, working with the Yolngu people who invited me to learn to weave using their incredible traditional techniques. I have been a member and active participant of Basket Makers of Victoria also, which connected me to many other women creating wonderful basketry work.
Over the years I have bought together various styles and developed my own designs and methods in my creative studio in Healesville, Victoria, Australia. Here I operate Craft School Oz, and continously work to share my knowledge through my workshops.
You can view my work on Instagram (@craftschooloz) and website (www.craftschooloz.com).
Something I always say to people is: Get making! You ARE creative!