Basketry Craft Group
This Craft Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Group investigates the use of plant material, Australian and introduced, to make a wide range of baskets. Techniques range from traditional stitching and weaving to free form construction with vines and creepers. In recent times the Group has made basketry items from corn husks, pine needles, vine prunings and red dogwood, and experimented with dyeing basketry materials.
On a very warm Autumn day at the Cottage, we had a group of 10 for our April Meeting including two new members, who had previously attended a melon basket workshop. They both very competently completed a raffia wrapped basket.
Those who did not have a project were given the task of preparing the vast amount of lavender needed for the stitched lavender basket which Christina and Libby will be work shopping on Saturday 11 May.
It was decided that each month, rather than a set project, each member can work on their basket of choice so that we can present a vibrant and interesting group to visitors and new members.
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Garden Secrets for Basket-Makers
Meetings/Demonstrations: 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 August 2019