Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.
Session Title: Woven Objects
Description: You will encounter intriguing woven objects and learn how they are made and used in different cultures and contexts. You will learn some fascinating weaving techniques and weave some of your own objects to take home.
Suitable to anyone with any level of interest or experience in weaving, from the furious weaver to the curious bystander.
What you’ll get:
You’ll learn several weaving techniques, and gain insights into the wealth of stories that surround the weaving
Several woven objects of your own making
- Written handouts related to weaving
What to bring:
- An interesting woven object, if you have one
- Pen and paper to make 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!
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.