Twining Basketry Workshop with Lanny Mackenzie
When: Sunday August 12th 12-4pm (4 hrs)
Price: $110 per person
What to Bring: Stipped willow branches, wisteria, long vines cleaned off leaves; A pair of good secateurs, garden gloves, strong scissors; Red hot poker leaves, New Zealand flax leaves, any long leaves; Recycled cables, twining ropes, recycled clothes, ribbons, beads, buttons for embellishments.
What you'll get: Lanny will provide some materials as well as those you bring yourself.
Join in with Lanny Mackenzie, local fibre artist / weaver in a relaxing afternoon exploring different Twining techniques to create your unique basket using natural & recycled materials foraged from our environment. 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. $110 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 05/08/2018, 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."