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Raffia Basket Weaving

3 September, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Handmade baskets are a beautiful item to have in your home and a relaxing craft to get involved in.

Raffia baskets are an easy way to learn the essentials of basket making, from here you can build up to bigger and brighter things. This guided tutorial will give you plenty of skills to take home and practice with.

In this hands-on workshop we will learn the basic building blocks for starting a simple cup-shaped basket. Using coloured raffia and needles, we will start you on your way to basket weaving. From here, we will then explore alternative materials you may find in the home and variations on this theme to try at your own leisure.

Payment must be made before 28th August to secure a place in this workshop.

Date: Tuesday, 3rd September
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
Cost: $25. Full / $20. Conc or Early Bird Discount. (EDB available until 21th August)

Tutor: Tara Gilbee

Tara is a collector of ideas and inspiration from a variety of sources. She has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and has taught health and art subjects to young and adult learners. She has a personal interest in the traditional crafts she learnt in her childhood and her own varied arts practice which employs a range of approaches and sites for making art. She is currently studying her Masters at Victoria College of the Arts.

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3 September, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Castlemaine Community House
30 Templeton Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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(03) 5472 4842