Making Baskets with Plant Materials
Weaving baskets from natural plant materials is a magical process. It's an incredibly satisfying, grounding craft to have up your sleeve.
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Plants that make great materials for basket making
Baskets from the Garden Workshops Australia
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These one-day workshops take place in the picturesque Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen within the stunning Yarra Valley region, only an hour out of Melbourne, Victoria.
If you are from out of town, you must visit the Yarra Valley. It is full of things to do, this workshop is one of them! But there's also the region's wineries, markets, galleries, and delicious restaurants.
In this one-day workshop, we will explore the garden surrounds learning about plants that are used in basketry. Together we will create baskets, learning a range of techniques and stitches. A delicious lunch is supplied.
Basket weaving, across many cultures, has traditionally been about using plant materials that grow locally. You will find that traditional baskets made in tropical climates will look different in colour and texture to those made in colder climates. Plant species can vary throughout the seasons also. I've made a list of useful plants for basket weaving below.
NZ Flax - Phormium
Sedge / Juncus / Carex
Philodendron leaf sheath
Ivy and other vines
Jacaranda leaf twigs
Red Hot Poker
Jacaranda leaf stems