DEVELOPING COILED BASKETS with Janet Meaney
Join Janet Meaney for a relaxing one day workshop at Canberra Spinners and Weavers, learning how to make coiled baskets and extend these into more complex 3D shapes. It's simple when you know how!
You will be guided through the making of coiled and stitched baskets using natural and other fibres, large-eyed needles and linen thread. Individual needs will be catered for and you can expect to be able to complete at least one small basket.
Beginners will learn skills to create a simple vessel/basket shape.
Intermediate participants will, after a refresher, be guided to create more complex 3D forms/sculptures.
Natural and alternative materials will be used depending on personal preference. No experience required. You will go home with hands on and research skills to be able to start your own project independently.
You will need to wear work clothes and covered shoes. All necessary tools and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along specific materials you may prefer to use.
Janet Meaney is a performance artist with a background in sculpture BFA, (Sculpture), Detroit USA. This is significant in that objects play a key role in her work. Meaney has lived, travelled and exhibited widely throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia building a succession of multi-layered responses to her experience of different cultures and states of
being. This is also reflected in her making, specifically the coiled basketry technique which is not unlike that used in the making of her early hand coiled pots which reference the ancient.
Date: Saturday 1st August
9.30am - 4.00pm
Light refreshments provided.
BYO lunch (nearby shops sell nice sandwiches/pies as well)
Cost: $125 CSW members / $145 non members, includes materials
Suitable for beginner/intermediate
Sturdy covered shoes
Reading glasses if needed
Any other materials you may wish to use