Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.
Session Title: Twined Basket Weaving
Description: Learn how to weave with reeds and rushes using an ancient and versatile method of basket weaving.
What you’ll get:
- You’ll create a beautiful and useful basket from start to finish and take it home with you!
What to bring:
- Everything you need will be supplied
- Notebook and pen if you want to take notes
About Creative Exchange: Kickstart Arts value community skills and knowledge, so we started up Creative Exchange – Hobart’s newest destination for teaching, learning, sharing and collaborating!
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.