Do you want to connect with your local environment whilst crafting with your hands?
Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify, prepare, process and weave local plant fibres from your area??
Have you ever wanted to connect with ancestral skills - the skills that all our ancestors called upon for their survival for thousands of years?
Welcome to our WILD WEAVING Workshop
This WILD WEAVING Workshop is a deep dive into nature connection techniques and the plethora of local plant fibres available to us from nature we can use to weave simple baskets, string and decorations. Let's Get Wild!
Caitlin Weatherstone is an experienced Wildlife Ecologist, natural products creator, wild crafter and nature connection mentor who will show you how to handcraft your own simple woven baskets from local & weed plant fibres such as coastal pandanus, bulrush, lomandra, cabbage & bangalow palm and more. Take home your magically crafted basket and show off your new skills as a wild fibre forager and weaver!
After this workshop, you'll be able to confidently identify, prepare and process local, native plant fibres... using your newfound plant allies from your backyard.
We'll also learn simple coil basket weaving and string-making techniques that can be used to make baskets, earrings, table decorations, necklaces, wall hangings, hair pieces, and more!!
Please note: This is a beginners workshop and an introduction to basket weaving/string making and native plant fibres. You will have time to complete one small woven basket and a small amount of string - but you will need to continue the practice at home if you'd like to become a skilled weaver and complete larger pieces.
When? Saturday 19 August, 2023 12-5pm
Where? Nashua, Byron Hinterland, NSW
Included? All the materials and equipment you'll need, plus you'll get to take home any creations you've made.
BYO? Water bottle, walking shoes, pen & notepad, rain jacket, lunch.
Cost? $99 per person (Adult), $59 per Teens over 12 yrs (sorry no small children due to the nature of the workshop). Babes in arms welcome.
BUY TICKETS AT www.lifewild.com.au
P.S. Workshops previously run under the Wild Search Australia name - they are new and improved as LIFE WILD.!
You will come away from this workshop passionately inspired and activated, and with all the practical tools and knowledge you'll need to make your own wild-crafted woven items from native plant fibres.