Up Coming Events and Workshops
Spend the afternoon learning how to make a beautiful decorative Christmas tree using traditional and non-traditional basketry techniques.
The Christmas tree will be constructed from all natural products including foraged sticks, willow and vine.
It is the perfect solution to a sustainable Christmas tree and would make a beautiful handmade Christmas gift.
All materials to make tree are supplied and included in ticket price. 4 metre Battery operated Copper fairy lights are included in the price. Additional decorations are not included.
Michael Buble will be playing, bubbles will be on offer, and there with be an abundance of Christmas spirit to encourage you as you learn.
Spend the afternoon learning the art of Random Weave Basket Making with Mrs Brooke Munro. Random Weaving is the art of using differing fibres and found objects and weaving them with a structural technique to create an organic form.
Brooke will demonstrate varied techniques and will be hands on with this small group. You will create a form made from natural and hand dyed rattan cane as well as natural fibres including foraged plantation.
All materials are included, as well as a delicious afternoon tea and hours of weaving & natter under the oak tree.
Date : Sat 3rd November, 2018
Time : 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost : $145
For Bookings and Details - http://myruralretreat.com/random-weaving-sat-3rd-november-2018/
RANDOM WEAVE BASKETRY
SUNDAY AUGUST 12 // 9:30 - 12:30
Spend the morning learning an introductory to the art of Random Weave Basket Making with Mrs Munro. Random Weave Basket Making or Random Weaving is the art ofusing differing fibres and found objects and weaving them with a structural technique to create an organic form.
Brooke will be demonstrating varied techniques and will be hands on when teaching withdiffering fibres and shapes. Each participant will create a form made from natural andhand dyed rattan cane as well as natural fibres including foraged plantation.
All materials are supplied and included.
Payment is required to book into this workshop and is non refundable.
BOOKINGS & FURTHER DETAILS - http://www.oneoff-studio.com/new-products/random-weave-basketry-with-mrs-brooke-munro
Learn the art of Random Weave basketry with acclaimed Brooke Munro and you will create a basket or form from hand dyed core cane and found objects including foraged plant fibres.
Brooke is our resident basket maker extraordinaire, weaving, coiling she does it all and with such amazing style.. she floats in from the countryside bringing with her the slow living and effortless calm that comes from where she hangs her hat at night.
You don't need to bring a thing we provide it all and impress you with the ease.
Our address is Studio 4102, 4 Daydream Street Warriewood.
Spend the morning learning an introduction to the art of basketry coiling with Mrs Munro. Open coiling is the action of stitching together a core material to create a form. Open Core basket making is ideal when you wish to ‘show off’ the core/plant material. Some interesting core materials include grasses, palm fronds and/ or cord made from natural fibres. Brooke will be demonstrating varied techniques and will be hands on when teaching differing stitches and basketmaking styles. With a combination of soft materials including; foraged vegetation and hand dyed natural fibres each participant will create and play with the sculptural medium that is basketry. All materials are supplied and included.
For Details and Bookings - https://www.meetgathercollect.com.au/book-online/coiling-with-plant-fibres-workshop
Be inspired to develop and construct sculpture using basketry techniques. Mornings will be spent developing/refining skills; coiling, cord making, string bag making techniques, random weaving, twining and Neolithic Burkina weaving to equip you to take on significantly more advanced projects. Afternoons will be devoted to the construction of a sculpture of your choosing.
Local maker, Brooke Munro studied a Bachelor of Creative Arts Fine Arts majoring in Sculptural Textiles. Greatly inspired by the late artist, Virginia Kaiser, Brooke draws creatively from nature, femininity and traditional crafts. Her sculptural forms feature traditional basketry such as weaving, coiling, twinning with an emphasis on texture and form and are made from a combination of found materials with natural fibre.
The Winter School Runs for 5 days
Classes are held from 9 - 4pm
Classes finish at 2pm on Friday followed by a walk around exhibition.
Tea, Coffee and Morning Tea is provided.
FOR DETAILS AND BOOKINGS - http://www.sturt.nsw.edu.au/education/winter-school
String Bag Workshop with Brooke Munro
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
1pm to 4pm
Spend the afternoon learning an introduction to the art of cord making, knotless netting and bag making with Brooke Munro.
First you will learn to make cord using foraged and prepared plant fibres. This cord can also be made using remnant and dyed fibres for additional interest and design. From the prepared cord you will create a bag using knotless netting techniques such as looping, figure of eight, twisted and round stitches. Brooke will be demonstrating these varied techniques and will be hands-on when teaching the different netting styles.
Additional string/cord will be on hand for speedier creations.
Workshop includes: All materials
Skill level: An introductory class, no experience necessary
Students bring: A sense of fun!
Class cost: $75*
Melbourne Basketry Workshop - Special Event
Join Brooke Munro in Melbourne for a full day of making and creating.
On Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June 2018 Brooke will be hosting a special, full day basketry workshop at the Cowork Collective in Brunswick, East Melbourne.
On each day, Brooke will be teaching three different basketry techniques; Hidden Core Coiling with raffia, Cord and String making and string bag making (around hand made scented goats milk soap, which smell utterly divine!). The coarse string bag makes a wonderful loofah and is happily reusable.
All tools and materials will be supplied including two of the beautifully handcrafted soaps.
A scrumptious, grazing style, light lunch will be provided by the team at Melbourne’s own Firecraker Events. Tea and coffee will also be on offer to keep the souls nourished and fingers working.
9.30am – 3pm
For bookings go to https://www.trybooking.com/VHQB
Spend the morning at Few and Far in Huskisson learning an introductory to the art of Random Weave Basket Making with Mrs Munro. Random Weave Basket Making or Random Weaving is the art of using differing fibres and found objects and weaving them with a structural technique to create an organic form.
Brooke will be demonstrating varied techniques and will be hands on when teaching with differing fibres and shapes. Each participant will create a form made from natural and hand dyed rattan cane as well as natural fibres including foraged plantation.
All materials are supplied and included.
Come along and learn the art of hidden core coiling so that you can create your very own gorgeous woven baskets and statement pieces.
You don't need to bring a thing we provide it all and impress you with ease.
FOR BOOKINGS AND DETAILS
Light Shade Workshop with Looping and Netting Techniques
Come and spend the morning making your own pendant light shade.
Each participant will create a pendant light shade by weaving onto a supplied steel frame. The pendant shade is approx 300mm wide x 450mm high and will fit onto a standard lamp holder fitting.
In this class you will be taught string and cord making techniques followed by looping and netting styled methods that will be applied to the creation of your light shade.
Various materials including ready-made strings, fabric and plant fibres will be supplied for this class and you will be shown how to use them.
Brooke will be demonstrating and teaching these skills and will be hands on when showing the differing netting styles.
FOR BOOKINGS AND DETAILS https://www.littlelaneworkshops.com.au/collections/workshops