Basket Weaving with Lanny Mackenzie
Cost: $115 per person
Time/Date: Sunday June 10th 12.30pm - 4.30pm (4 hrs)
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. See the photos from one of our previous Basket Weaving Workshops with Lanny here.
Lanny will show you how to weave your own basket in a 4 hour workshop. $115 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.
PLEASE NOTE: if the booking is cancelled after 03/06/2018, we cannot refund your ticket, however we are more than happy for you to pass your ticket onto someone else.
Lanny Mackenzie: "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."