Colourful Basket Weaving with Ruth Woods
Join Ruth and learn to make beautiful coiled fabric baskets incorporating an array of different materials including fabric, threads, string and yarn while developing texture and working with colour. You will learn the basics of coiling a basket, how to build, and shape a basket.
Skill level: all skill levels welcome from beginner to crafty experts!
Course Length: 2.5 hrs
Location: Crumbz Craft, 236 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
Places available: 10
Workshop includes: Fabrics, thread, cord and a needle (everything you need to create a basket). This class is suitable for students of any age.
Optional equipment to bring: Students can bring along fabric scraps or threads from their own craft stash – these will need to be cut into 2cm strips ahead of time.
Advanced Weavers or if you have attended one of Ruth's workshops in the past, can continue to expand their knowledge by working through Ruth's Weaving Workshop Program or work on their own project with expert guidance from Ruth. The Weaving Workshop Program includes:
- Stitching techniques
- Shaping around a form
- Creating ovals and different shapes
- Creating blocks of colour
- Adding handles and knobs
- Using plant materials - making cordage.
About Ruth Woods
Ruth has drawn her inspiration from many sources and has learnt the skills from travelling and meeting women who have shared their knowledge. After visiting South East Asia, spending time on a floating village working with the water hyacinth plant, living in Arnhem Land, she has bought together various styles and developed her own designs and methods and is now sharing her knowledge.
She works with plant fibers, recycled fabrics, wool and even paper. She encourages the participants of her workshops to experiment using many materials exploring shape and form. Basket making is an ancient craft throughout the world and Ruth has loved exploring this craft for several years. Although she doesn’t call herself an expert she loves to share what she has learnt and developed.