Over the weekend I learnt how to weave a basket from rattan and palm inflorecence. Catriona Pollard held a one-off class in conjunction with her exhibition at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery. It was so satisfying to learn how to weave and to come away with such a beautiful object.
I took this photo of some of her pieces at the exhibition. Take a look at Catriona’s blog to see more of her creations.
These beauties were made by traditional weavers of the Basket Weavers of North Queensland.
Weaving with a conscience: German artist Cordula Kehrer‘s Bow Bins. Cordula works with traditional craftspeople in The Phillipines using sustainably harvested rattan and broken plastic bins.
I’m hooked on weaving now. It was such a lovely and relaxing way to spend Saturday afternoon. Weaving is time consuming but so satisfying. I’m now experimenting with different materials and techniques and will put together a little ‘how to’ in the coming weeks. Weaving and macrame – my two new obsessions. Watch this space!
Are you enjoying any new-to-you crafts at the moment?
Image Sources: The School, Basket Weavers of North Queensland, Cordula Kehrer – as linked above. All other images Lisa Tilse for the red thread.