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Basket Weaving From Nature

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Basket Weaving From Nature

Time: April 18, 2015 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: free workshop
Organized By: Yandina Community Garden
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2015

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Sat April 18

Workshop

Basket Weaving From Nature

Pauline Chant

9.30 am

 
In this 'hands-on'workshop, where everyone will learn how to construct a basic basket to take home, Pauline will also bring a variety of completed baskets to show and inspire, and will talk about the different weaving techniques used; where the materials were collected and how to harvest, prepare and store the fibres.
 
Pauline Chant was taught by her mother and she made her first basket when she was nine years old. Her work today is the very embodiment of sustainability. In recent years Pauline has dabbled in other mediums for her work, including paper, clay, kelp, bark, fabric, wire and plastics and recently has found that using permaculture plants such as vetiver and lemon grass is another avenue to pursue for her baskets and paper making.
 
Pauline has led local classes and workshops in basket making over several years.  She has also presented workshops at “Gatherings” and has also run classes on visits to Fiji and Hawaii.

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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