"Stitched basket" with Caroline Hawkins | ADULTS | Half-day workshop | 1-4pm Saturday 23rd March 2019

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"Stitched basket" with Caroline Hawkins | ADULTS | Half-day workshop | 1-4pm Saturday 23rd March 2019

60.00

Using locally harvested plants, learn how to create your own coiled basket. The core material is visible and can either be a single plant fibre or mixed fibres. Add a bit of colour with found materials such as fabric scraps and wool. Options for stitching materials include hemp twine, raffia or strong cotton

Caroline Hawkins is a local artist whose practice encompasses creating sculptural fibre art, basketweaving, researching, learning and developing global cultural weaving practices and techniques.

This one-day workshop will be held 1-4pm Saturday 23rd March at Bluebird House (cnr Carr and Swanston Sts, South Geelong).

Subject to minimum numbers.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • start your basket

  • shape the sides of your basket

  • finish your basket

  • find and gather suitable plants for basket making

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Caroline Hawkins
Originally trained at Ravensbourne Art College, London in 3D design, Caroline has been working in arts and crafts for the last 25 years, creating art work, holding workshops and working as a community artist. A Diploma in Sustainability has further informed the integration of sustainability practices within her art, not only in materials and methods chosen, but in developing themes such as awareness raising of endangered species.