Twined Basketry

Participants learn how to use materials such as red hot poker and flax to make a small basket using the traditional basketry technique of twining. Twining is the twisting of two strands of flexible material alternately around a support. This technique creates shape as well as adding stability to baskets.

I would like to acknowledge Adrienne Kneebone who taught me how to make a twined basket in a workshop at a community centre in the Dandenong Ranges in 2007. I now respectfully pass this traditional basketry technique onto others at workshops held at a range of community centres in Victoria.

P1210379Participants at work on twined baskets – Creswick Neighbourhood Centre in March 2016.

twined-baskets-cnc-2017Participants and finished baskets at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, February 2017.

IMG_0610Participants and finished baskets at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, March 2018.

Students & BASKETSParticipants and finished baskets at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, March 2019.Baskets 1Display of finished baskets at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, March 2019.Baskets 2Display of finished baskets at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, March 2019.BasketDetail of a finished basket at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, March 2019.

Participants Weaving 1Participants at work at Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in August 2019.

In-progress 1Display of baskets in progress at FRBGM in August 2019.

Participants Weaving 2Participant at work at Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in August 2019.

Participants Weaving 3 Participants at work at Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in August 2019.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image0.jpegCovid Covid restrictions lift and I teach two women how to make Twined Baskets at a private property in the Central Highlands of Victoria, in December 2020.

p1220939Jodie Goldring, Twined Basket, red hot poker, 18cm wide x 18cm deep x 18cm high, 2016

twined-basketTwinedJodie Goldring, Twined Basket, red hot poker, 22cm wide x 20cm deep x 12cm high, 2016

Twined 4Jodie Goldring, Twined Basket, red hot poker, 20cm wide x 20cm deep x 13cm high, 2018

Twined 3Jodie Goldring, Twined Basket, red hot poker, 22cm wide x 22cm deep x 9cm high, 201