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
Check out our bundles for a significant discount https://craft-school-oz.teachable.com/courses
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
Ruth has always been a crafter - and one that loves to pass on her love for creating. She trained as a clothing designer in the UK, working with textiles and fashion warehouses. When she came to Australia she graduated from Box Hill TAFE with a Diploma of Visual Arts and then completed a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development at Monash University.
She has taught art and crafts at a tertiary level and also through community education programs, some in very remote areas. She strongly believes in the need to facilitate opportunities for creative workshops in rural and regional communities. She knows first hand that people in these areas often don't often get the chance to participate in events like these, and being able to explore creativity in a supportive, safe space is an essential part of life.
Her interest in teaching, craft, and supporting regional areas became the perfect foundation for what is now this wonderful crafty community. And now bringing online workshops means everyone can access what she teaches.