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.
In this course 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 ….
Basket making is an ancient craft throughout the world and Ruth has loved exploring this craft for several years.
Ruth has drawn her inspiration from many sources and has learnt the skills from travelling and meeting women who have shared their knowledge. After visiting South East Asia, spending time on a floating village working with the water hyacinth plant, living in Arnhem Land and working with the Yolngu people for 18 months and being a member and active participant of the Basket Makers of Victoria she has bought together various styles and developed her own designs and methods and is now sharing her knowledge.
You can view more of her work on Instagram (@craftschooloz) and her website (www.craftschooloz.com)