Making a functional COILED basket 2015
Basketry is an ancient craft that is relevant in contemporary life as it allows us to slow down and experience the satisfaction of creating something hand made. Participants learn how to use natural and man-made materials to coil a functional basket. Coiling is a technique that involves wrapping or stitching an active element around a passive core.
Participants at work at an all day coiled basketry workshop, Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, June 2015
Jodie Goldring, coiled basket, cordyline, cotton and silk threads, 28cm wide x 22 cm deep x 6cm high, 2015
Participants making coiled baskets at the Ballarat Steiner School, October 2016.
A rare occasion when one of my participants sends me a picture of their finished basket.
Making a functional COILED basket 2017
In May I worked with four ladies at the Darley Neighbourhood House (DNH) to make functional coiled baskets. I echoed this workshop in June to a large group of women at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre (CNC). Coiling is a time consuming technique so with these workshops participants started with interestingly textured river red gum bases. Adding patterned fabric lengths to the core ensured each and every basket was unique and some of the colour combination were splendid.
Final baskets from the workshop at the CNC.
Ingrid at work at the CNC showing careful coiling and the beautiful textured bark base.
Ladies concentrating on their baskets at DNH.
A full house at CNC!
A bright sunny afternoon that finished an enjoyable and productive winters day.
Thank you to Margot who finished her basket and sent me a photo.