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Baskets have been an important part of indigenous cultural life. They were once used for fishing or holding a variety of objects.
You now have the chance to learn traditional basket weaving skills through an online course presented by Deadly Collective. Deadly Collective connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with creative individuals wishing to learn traditional art practices in a culturally safe way.
Explore traditional basket-weaving practices with Aboriginal artist Desert-Rain Magpie. As part of the course, you will discover different weaving techniques and interwoven culture whilst creating your own beautiful handmade basket.
This course will connect you with like-minded people in a relaxed yarning circle environment from the comfort of home. The online course is held via Zoom and is based around 3 lessons for 3 hours on 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 24 June until 8 July 2020.
Lesson 1: Wednesday - 24/06/2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm includes: How to start your basket Basic blanket stitch How to add in new threads
Lesson 2: Wednesday - 01/07/2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm includes: How to build the walls of your basket
How to add more threads to the core Some other stitch styles for decorative use
Lesson 3: Wednesday - 08/07/2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm includes Finishing off your basket
Cultural in weaving
- Inspiration for future projects
- Discussion of different weaving materials
Once you register, you'll receive an express posted basket weaving kit hand-picked by Desert-Rain Magpie to use in the course featuring:
1 x Weaving needle
1 x Natural raffia
5 x Coloured raffia
1 x Certificate of participation
The ticket price for the course is $195.00 all-inclusive
Non-indigenous people are encouraged to participate. No existing art skills are required to participate.