Adult Craft Workshops 

Coptic Bound Notebook Craft Workshop

You will learn the ancient bookbinding technique of Coptic Stitching and be guided through the steps required to create your own personal notebook.
Coptic binding or Coptic sewing comprises methods of bookbinding employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. The term is also used to describe modern bindings sewn in the same style. Modern Coptic bindings can be made with or without covering leather; if left uncovered, a Coptic binding is able to open 360°. If the leather is omitted, a Coptic binding is non-adhesive, and does not require any glue in its construction.
Artisans and crafters often use coptic binding when creating hand made art journals or other books.
Please bring your own notebook, pencil and lunch. Tea and coffee supplied.

When: Saturday 21 July 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbourne Gardens, near H Gate
Cost: Friends $60 Non-members $80
All materials and morning tea provided. BYO lunch.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Book online under What's On
Maximum number of participants - 10
Bookings close Thursday 12 July.

Saturday Basketry Workshops with Lydia Beshara - Learn a new skill today!

Join Lydia Beshara on our new Saturday program of Basketry Workshops for 2018. Lydia has Diplomas in Art and Horticulture and uses her passion for art, craft and plant materials to create unique baskets. Lydia is Basketry Group Coordinator at the Plant Craft Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and member of the Basket Makers of Victoria.
When: Held once a month on a Saturday (Dates below)
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: $85 (members) $95 (non-members)
Suitable for both adults and teenagers
No experience needed. All materials included. Take home your basket at the end of the workshop
Morning tea and coffee provided. 
BYO Lunch.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - Limit of 10 per workshop

Pixie Basket
When: Saturday 11 August 2018
Enter a magical realm where anything is possible in this workshop where you will make a Pixie Basket!
You will learn all the techniques required to make your own beautiful basket, including how to prepare plant material to make the frame and how to weave your basket using a variety of natural fibres.  
String Bottle Holder
Make your own lightweight, eco string bottle holder, so you can keep hydrated and carry your water wherever you go.
Saturday 8 September 2018
Some Like it Hot - Raffia Table Mats
 Saturday 20 October 2018
Paper Weaving Christmas Cards
Saturday 17
 November 2018
Cross Stitch Bookmarks
 Saturday 8 December 2018
PCC Location Map
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