Basket Making Course Duo
Learn to make beautiful hand-made textile and raffia baskets with two of our hugely popular courses.
This Basket making duo includes two of our most popular workshops
Textile Baskets & How to Make a Raffia Basket
Textile Baskets includes
In this workshop you will learn how to create beautiful coiled baskets made from your fabric stash, spare clothes or thrifted materials.
The course will cover the following topics.
- What tools you'll need
- What fabrics you can use
- How to create a colour pallet and work with texture
- Starting a basket
- Keeping your basket flat, firm and how to shape it
- Finishing off your basket
Note: This course also includes left handed examples of all instructions (this workshop only)
How to Make a Raffia Basket
Raffia is an amazing plant fibre that can be used for many crafts.
It is a great fibre to start off your basket making journey as it is strong, pliable and versatile. You can create great shapes and it’s a really fun craft to learn.
This course is suitable for beginners and you will learn how to create many types of coiled baskets using this natural fibre with several techniques.
You will Learn
- How to work with Raffia
- The tools you will need
- Five different starter circles
- Five different coiling techniques
- Shaping your basket
- How to create handles
- Finishing off and more ….
Please note these creative workshops are for personal use only and are not to be used or replicated in a commercial manner. By enrolling in a Craft School Oz online course you agree to this.
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.