Wild Fibres: Sustainable Basketry Workshop
Sat 16th June | 11am
Wild Fibres Basketry was founded by Ainsley Warner, a fibre artist from Marrickville Sydney.
Ainsley carefully creates unique and one-off handwoven designs including baskets and jewellery. Ainsley works in the social work sector, which can be emotional and stressful. Weaving has become a crucial self-care and balancing tool in her life as it helps to unwind, be still, and step away from the screens and rush of life.
“Basketry is just as much a creative process as it is calming, social and meditative”.
By teaching a range of basketry workshops around Sydney, Ainsley hopes to share this with others so they too can weave this creative and calming outlet into their lives. Wild Fibres workshops combine traditional coil weaving practices with modern materials. They’re designed for people with no basketry skills at all, as well as those with existing skills who are wanting to learn to work with new fibres.
“The sustainable basketry workshop is ideal for basketry beginners and those wanting to be creatively sustainable”.
You will learn the skills to coil weave a basket by reusing plastic bags and colourful yarn. These materials are excellent because they are soft on the hands, accessible, affordable and sustainable. They are also an excellent entry into basketry.
This workshop is an amazing opportunity to be creative with your sustainability practices by learning how to transform plastic bags and even old t-shirts or other materials into functional and beautiful objects. You’ll learn all the steps to making a basket, as well as two different stitches to create a variety of aesthetics.
Workshop will run for 3-4 hrs and includes all materials, a take-home Wild Fibres Pack, and individual support throughout the workshop.
Presented as part of Pachamama Festival 2018 and supported by Inner West Council’s Open Inner West.