Coiled Basketry

Making a functional COILED basket 

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 workParticipants at work, Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, June 2015

p1220676Participants making coiled baskets at the Ballarat Steiner School, October 2016.

image1-copyA rare occasion when one of my participants sends me a picture of their finished basket.

In 2017 I adapted the coiled basketry workshop so that participants started with interestingly textured river red gum bases. Adding patterned fabric lengths to the core ensured complex colouration and that each and every basket was unique.

At workA full house at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre in 2017.

P1230459Participant at work on a basket at CNC in 2017, showing careful coiling & textured bark.

End of dayA bright sunny afternoon that finished an enjoyable and productive winters day at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre in 2017.

BasketsFinal baskets from the workshop at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre in 2017

IMG_20170611_232215 2Thank you to Margot who finished her basket and sent me a photo

P1230379Ladies concentrating on their baskets at the Darley Neighbourhood Centre in 2017.

IMG_0864Baskets at the end of the day at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre in June 2018.

At WorkFocused coiling at Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (FRBGM) in March 2019.

BasketsAt the end of the day at FRBGM in March 2019.

Baskets detailDetail of baskets at the end of the day at FRBGM in March 2019.

IMG_2401At the end of the day at my second workshop at FRBGM in March 2019.

CoiledJodie Goldring, coiled basket, cordyline, waxed cotton and silk threads, 28cm wide x 22 cm deep x 6cm high, 2015

Coiled Basket 2Jodie Goldring, coiled basket, combungi bullrushes, raffia and recycled thread, 2016

Coiled Basket 1Jodie Goldring, coiled basket, grass, synthetic sinew, raffia and sheoak needles, 2016

Coiled Basket 1Jodie Goldring, coiled basket, flax, red hot poker, patterned shirts and waxed cotton thread and river red gum, 30cm long x 26 cm wide x 7cm high, 2017

Coiled Basket 4Jodie Goldring, coiled basket, flax, red hot poker, patterned shirts and waxed cotton thread and river red gum, 26cm long x 25cm wide x 6cm high, 2017

Trio of Pod BasketsJodie Goldring, Trio of Pod Baskets, recycled shirts and raffia, 35cm wide x 35cm deep x 15cm high, 2019