Adult Craft Workshops 

Adult Origami Workshop

Calling all creative adults to this wonderful origami workshop with Kritima Chamchuen (known as Mew). Origami is an ancient art form that originated in Japan and is the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Join our experienced teacher Mew in this class for adults, and she will introduce you to the basics of origami in a fun and accessible way. It will seem almost magical as you learn how to transform a flat sheet of paper into a 3-dimensional form, using only hands.
All paper and equipment supplied including some special handmade paper. The teacher will also have extra paper for purchase if students wish. Maximum of 6 students per workshop.
When: Saturday 7 July 2018
Session 1: 10 am to 11.30 am
Session 2: 12 noon to 1.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBG Melbourne
Cost: Friends $35 Non members $45
Bookings essential online or phone office on 9650 6398

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

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

Coiled Raffia Basket
When: Saturday 14 July 2018
Join Lydia in this one-day workshop where you will be using raffia to make your basket. Get creative tips on how to embellish your work to make it uniquely yours!
No experience needed. All materials included.

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.  

Subjects for future Saturday workshops
String Bottle Holder - September
Some Like it Hot - Raffia Table Mats - October
Paper Weaving Christmas Cards - November
Cross Stitch Bookmarks - December
Easter Egg Basket - February

KNITTERS !!! - Join the new Knitters' Group

We invite you to join our friendly group of knitters. Our last project was Remembrance Day poppies.
- 10.30 am  - 12.30 pm
Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens, near H Gate
Cost:  Gold coin donation
Materials:  BYO Red 8-ply wool, 3.5 crochet hook/3.5 knitting needles
Tea and coffee provided.

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