Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.
Title: Button Hole Stitched Basket Weaving Workshop
Create your own basket from natural materials using the button-hole or blanket stitch technique.
What you’ll get:
Take home a small basket made using the button-hole or blanket stitch technique.
Learn how to stitch without a needle!
Photocopied instructions to help you remember the process
Gwen will share stories of her adventures with the sculptural possibilities of button-hole basket weaving
What to bring:
- A notebook and pen
- A camera or smartphone to take photos to remind you of key steps in the weaving
- All materials will be supplied
About the teacher:
Gwen Egg is a textile and community artist best known for teaching basket weaving with natural materials. Gwen is interested in the ecologies and cultures that inform our understanding of the materials and techniques used in the weaving. Gwen enjoys the process of making which stimulates her thinking – as do the people she meets through her involvement in community arts and teaching.
Gwen’s exhibition work celebrates nature with understated technique and eloquent forms. What began as a passion for weaving with natural materials has become, for her, a language with which to explore texture and form in familiar landscapes. Her practice is constantly re-informed by the environment in which she lives and works.