Basket Weaving with Lanny Mackenzie - Coiling
Cost: $95 pp
Time/Date: Saturday July 16th, 1-5pm (4 hours)
Where: The Corner Store Gallery, 382 Summer Street, Orange
Join experienced weaver and fibre artist Lanny Mackenzie in weaving a coiled basket using natural materials, a variety of stitches will be demonstrated so you can individualise your basket. All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own to incorporate into your basket. To read more about Lanny's experience head to the bottom on the page!
Lanny will show you how to weave your own basket in a 4 hour workshop. $95 gets you 4 hours of instruction by our local weaving expert, a basket to call your own, and a whole afternoon of unforgettable crafting fun! We'll take a break to provide tea, coffee and other light refreshments.
Bookings are Essential and these workshops fill up fast! Click the button below to book tickets!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of these workshops we cannot refund your ticket if the booking is cancelled after 09/06/2016. However, you are more than welcome to pass your ticket onto someone else who may be able to attend.
Testimonials: "Fantastic workshop good way to spend 4 hours, teacher very good and very patient. Had lots of fun and came home with a finished project! Great afternoon tea and good company."
"Great workshop. Well paced, clear instruction, plenty of time to create at least a small basket to go home. Consequently very satisfying. Number of participants good - each person had time for personal assistance. Starting the workshop on preformed beginnings of a basket a good idea to get everyone started early. Great setting. Good food."
I’ve been weaving since 2002, after first introduced to traditional weaving in Condobolin NSW. For me, weaving is a soothing meditative art that allowed expression of my creativity, using natural sustainable and recycled materials. Weaving / basket making is a tactile experience that is immersed with life stories—the patience and pride in workmanship that is often missing in our fast paced lives.
In 2013 I went to the UK as part of cultural exchange programme between Derbyshire Arts Council and ArtsOutWest NSW, to exhibit during the Wirksworth Festival and conducted weaving workshops for the public. Since then I’ve participated in various solo and group exhibitions as well as continuing to run weaving workshops.
I like to think that my pieces convey not only beauty but the importance of handmade cultural objects as they represent the beliefs, values and life stories. I find that it’s an evolving art practise combining the old with contemporary, and with my Indonesian/Chinese background I hope to continue incorporating my culture into my weaving.