Sat April 18
Basket Weaving From Nature
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.