Date(s) - 22/10/2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In person and zoom
6 Sundays 12 noon-3pm
Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, at Trillium park
Nov 19, 26, online
Instructor: Melanie Camman
guest instructor: Sharon Kallis
Looking from a hyper-local fibre-shed perspective, what can we find in our immediate world for weaving and other basketry projects?
This is a fantastic chance to explore the many plants that grow at both of EartHand’s learning gardens; including flax, milkweed, nettle, dogbane, fireweed, harakeke, daylily and more.
Instruction in harvesting, fibre removal from stalks, simple processing for use and a variety of fibre techniques including multi-strand braids, small off loom weaving, coil basketry and twining are some of the techniques to be sampled. Objects created will be based on an individual’s hand-capacity, amount of fibres processed, ambition and out-of-session time availability.
Finished objects may include small woven coaster-size samplers, a little woven pouch or other petite object that becomes a part of your own fibre library to help you plan future projects. We feel pretty confident to say these explorations will change the ways you both see and relate to the fibre plants that grow here.
Time in the Trillium gardens harvesting will be incorporated in our in-person time, please dress for the weather; warm additional wooly layers are recommended!
Folks will be encouraged to take fibre bundle samplers home day 1 and 2 and do some work between sessions on fibre stripping ready for weaving and making sessions. The gatherings may shift to online earlier than Nov 19 if forecast looks wet and cold.
Trillium is an outside work space with a rain and shade shelter set up as required. Hot tea will be served,
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