Fibre Art Coiled Basketry

Get hands on with an ancient craft of basketry, transformed into a modern sculptural medium.

Learn the technique of hidden core coiling, a technique that involves wrapping and stitching a weaver around a core. Weave with beautiful coloured raffia; hand dyed using botanical dyes.

You will learn the fundamental skills of coiling, making a start, shaping, and adding materials and embellishments.

  • Half day mornings - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Suitable for ages 16 to adult
  • Everyone
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Course Info

Sue will demonstrate varied techniques and will be hands-on when teaching differing stitches and wrapping styles.

You’ll start with a simple basket, then move to larger baskets with more advanced stitches and pieces of wall art or make a unique piece of jewellery.

No prior experience required

Your class has an extra cost of $50 – this cost includes:

  • Sue’s raffia – hand dyed using botanical dyes

Payment details provided on booking.

Happy Camper Reviews

Our teacher Sue had a beautiful manner and was well prepared with course content and materials. A very enjoyable week!
Sue Connor
Course Tutor

Sue Connor

Sue has been a primary school teacher for more than twenty-five years. She is also a talented textile and fibre artist and over the last eight years, has been continuously running workshops in felting, botanical dyeing and basketry.

In 2014 Sue started Playing With Fibre after a friend convinced her to run some felting workshops. Running workshops is now one of her passions. Being able to share her love of creating and making natural handmade products and seeing the joy that it brings to participants is very rewarding. An added benefit  is that she gets to meet lovely like minded people. Getting back to traditional handmade trades enables us to connect with our past. Using all natural dyes and fibres enables us to have an enhanced appreciation of our environment.