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Basketry Basics & Beyond at Kickstart Arts

Immerse yourself in a full day of coiling, twining, stitching and forming!


Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Workshops in Everything

Title: Basketry Basics & Beyond

You will be provided with a demonstration of basic basketry techniques using locally sourced organic materials.  Techniques include: melon, coiled and twined baskets so that you can take home a basket or another creation of your own making.

Opportunities will be provided to explore how other found and natural materials can be used in basketmaking/weaving.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who would like to extend their skills.  Everything will be provided.

  • Lots of inspiration for weaving and basketry
  • A variety of stitching methods using flax and thread
  • Reference material to help you continue practicing at home
  • An opportunity to express yourself in a new art form
  • Better understand the creative possibilities for functional and sculptural work


  • Lunch
  • Notepad and pen to make notes


Please book via Humanitix so that we know you are coming.


About Creative Exchange: The Kickstart Arts Centre in New Town is fast becoming a community hub for arts and culture.  Creative Exchange is a flagship project offering an ongoing program of workshops led by and for people from all walks of life.  If you have a skill to share, please get in touch.

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Making great art to promote wellbeing & creativity.

Tania Beattie has explored her passion for ‘making’ through a variety of mediums over the years – baking, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and painting.  Something deeper took hold when she learnt the art of weaving and basket-making from attending workshops with the wonderful Gwen Egg and New Zealand flax fibre artists. After 20 years its still hard to resist the making of another basket or freeform vessel, anywhere, anytime!  Tania has learned that with just a few materials and some basic skills weaving will prove time and gain that it’s hard to put this passion down.

Making, baking and creating has defined Vikki Sandford‘s work and life.  Following her arrival to the Apple Isle in the early 80’s to the call of a wild river, plus two children woven into her fortunate adult life in Tasmania, Vikki’s entry into the world of basketry soon followed with the help of Flora Fox and Gwen Egg.  With the basics learnt, Vikki’s journey and expression with basketry, weaving materials from gardens, forests and waste into functional sculptural forms was unleashed!

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Basketry Basics & Beyond at Kickstart Arts

St Johns Ave, New Town, Tasmania, Australia

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