Go Wild With Weaving 2021
GO WILD!   Be Creative!  Have Fun! Find your Passion and your Tribe!

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April 2021 AND Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st April 2021.

It is the eighth Go Wild With Weaving Workshop, held in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand.  

For 2021, our line-up is 14 x 2-day workshops which cater for varying levels of weaving expertise.  Each workshop features different techniques or different natural materials, such as willow, flax, cabbage tree leaves, and copper wire ....plus whatever you want to bring! .  You will learn how to weave your own creations, meet loads of new people and have some great fun for yourself.

Spaces have filled very quickly.

If your preferred course is already booked up, please get in touch to be on the wait list.....people still have to pay ....and people can drop out.....so there is always a chance that a space can come free......or you can choose another course to stretch your skills and experience.  Email me at nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz to register and to get payment details.

Class size is 8 students.


Courses on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April 2021.


 

GW1. GO STITCHING. 

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Using techniques from the pine needle basket tradition, learn the ancient craft of coiling and stitching.

Experiment with a range of natural materials, such as Cabbage Tree Leaves, Corn Leaves, Pine Needles and Dracophyllum. 

Decorate with feathers or beads or whatever else you fancy.  Bring your own treasures to weave in.

Tutor: Deb Price, celebrated artist and experienced basketry tutor.

Experience Level:  for everyone.

GW2. GO CANE ART

4 spaces available 

Create some fabulous wall-art using cane and the random-weave method with Vivian Keenan.

http://www.viviankeenan.com

GW3.  GO COPPER

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Enjoy weaving with recycled copper wire and the effects that can be achieved through treatments and salts.  Make bowls. Make flowers.  Make feathers or leaves for indoors or outdoors.

Tutor: Jasmine Clark is a basket maker and sculptor from Arrowtown.  See her work:  https://www.instagram.com/jasmineclarkartist/ 

Experience level:  for everyone

GW4.  GO WIRE

Full now.

Enjoy weaving with wire to create an animal sculpture which can be displayed indoors or outdoors.. 

Choice of making a kiwi, a chicken, a cat, or a pig.

Tutor: Lee Van der Geest has her business in Arrowtown. 

See her work:  https://www.leevandergeest.com/

Experience level:  for everyone

GW5. GO TWINING

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Make several beautiful baskets from NZ flax/harakeke using weaving. plaiting and twining techniques. No flax preparation required.

You will be able to make one or two baskets, with or without handles, with or without lids.

Tutor: Sarah Hornibrooke, professional craft tutor and experienced weaver.

Experience Level:  for everyone

GW6.  GO WILLOW

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Make a functional traditional willow basket on day one, with the plan of making a bowl or tray the second day. 

Learn willow care and techniques.

Tutor: Nicola Basham is a professional willow weaver and willow coffin weaver

Experience Level: for everyone.

https://www.gowillow.co.nz

GW7. GO SHOPPING 

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Weave an eco-friendly NZ flax/harakeke shopping basket with Yvonne Hammond and decorate them with  koru, pieces of paua, or whatever you want to bring.. Make your own shopping basket of sustainable materials and say goodbye to all the plastic ones!

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/could-m-ori-kete-part-solution-our-plastic-pollution-problem

Tutor: Yvonne Hammond is a NZ flax artist.

Experience level: for everyone

Facebook: @Yvonne Hammond Artist


Courses on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st April 2021.


 

GW8.  GO STITCH & WRAP

1 space

Learn wrapping and coiling with varied fibres and/or fabric materials.  Also experiment with Stitching techniques.

Tutor: Deb Price.  Professional fibre artist. 

Experience Level:  for everyone.

GW9. GO WINNOWING

4 spaces available 


Create some fabulous wall-art and make a winnowing fan or quivers using cane with Vivian Keenan.

http://www.viviankeenan.com

GW10. GO COPPER

2 spaces available 

Enjoy weaving with recycled copper wire and the effects that can be achieved through treatments and salts. Make exciting art feathers, leaves, bowls, flowers and anything else that inspires you.

On completion you will have the opportunity to experiment with different finishes to colour your creations

Tutor: Jasmine Clark is a basket maker and sculptor from Arrowtown.  See her work:  https://www.instagram.com/jasmineclarkartist/  Experience level:  for everyone

GW11. GO WIRE

2 spaces available 

Enjoy weaving with wire to create an animal sculpture which can be displayed indoors or outdoors.. 

Choice of making a kiwi, a chicken, a cat, or a pig.

Tutor: Lee Van der Geest has her business in Arrowtown. 

See her work: https://www.leevandergeest.com/

Experience level:  for everyone

GW12. GO TWINING

Full now, sorry.

Make several beautiful baskets from NZ flax/harakeke using weaving. plaiting and twining techniques. No flax preparation required.

You will be able to make one or two baskets, with or without handles, with or without lids.

Tutor: Sarah Hornibrooke, professional craft tutor and experienced weaver.

Experience Level:  for everyone

GW13 GO WILLOW

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Make a functional traditional willow basket on day one, with the plan of making a bowl or tray the second day. 

Learn willow care and techniques.

Tutor: Nicola Basham is a professional willow weaver and willow coffin weaver

Experience Level: for everyone.

https://www.gowillow.co.nz

GW14. GO SHOPPING 

Full now 

Weave an eco-friendly NZ flax/harakeke shopping basket with Yvonne Hammond and decorate them with  koru, pieces of paua, or whatever you want to bring.. Make your own shopping basket of sustainable materials and say goodbye to all the plastic ones!

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/could-m-ori-kete-part-solution-our-plastic-pollution-problem

Tutor: Yvonne Hammond is a NZ flax artist.

Experience level: for everyone

Facebook: @Yvonne Hammond Artist


COSTS FOR  ALL 2021 COURSES


*. An early bird deal of $320 is available if the whole fee is paid by 31/12/20.  ($100 of this is your $100 non-refundable deposit.)

*. The full fee of each course is $350, payable by 28/2/21.  An immediate, non-refundable $100 deposit is required to secure your place, and the remaining $250 payable by 28/2/21.
*. No refunds will be paid if cancellation are made  after 28/2/21,

Unforeseen circumstances may result in changes to courses.

To make sure you have some fabulous food and a chance to socialise and meet like-minded people,  two buffet lunches for students and tutors are included in the price.

Price includes tuition, materials and two buffet lunches.  Some tools may be needed, information will be sent out when you register.

Venue and Timing

Each day runs from 9.30-4.30, with an hour for lunch,  at the Collingwood Area School, Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ.

What are Students Required to Bring

Please have a look at what students are required to bring with them, for each of the courses. /2021/materials-and-tool-list

Meals

Lunches will be a buffet lunch at the school.  We will cater for gluten free, vegetarian and vegans.  Please speak to me about other requirements.

This year the evening meal will be at the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka.  The cost has not been included in the fees, so you can choose what you like on the menu, and pay direct.   https://wholemealcafe.co.nz/

Accommodation

If you come from afar, I can help you with your accommodation as I have a long list of possible places to stay at all budget levels in the Collingwood area.  Here are the accommodation possibilities 

Contact

Contact me, nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz or use the form on the contact page on the website, to get in touch with me to register, pay or to ask for additional information.

Golden Bay

Golden Bay is a beautiful, artistic community on the North West coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  It is famous for the crystal clear waters of the Waikoropupu Springs, the extraordinary Farewell Spit, the beautiful beaches, the fabulous Heaphy Track and the extensive Harakeke Collection of Rene Orchiston.  For information about how to get to Golden Bay, accommodation options and other adventurous or arty activities go to the website    http://www.goldenbaynz.co.nz

Make the Most of Your Stay!  

Make sure you have enough time to enjoy some of the Golden Bay delights....tramping, horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking...or maybe checking out the artist trail or enjoying the tasty restaurants.  Here are lots of things to see and do around Collingwood

There is a rest day on Monday 19th April.  Enjoy your time.  Relax.  Get Busy. Whatever suits.

Sponsors

Teri Dyes are sponsoring the Go Wild With Weaving event, and supply the fibre dyes for the courses. 

See the complete range at www.teri-dyes.co.nz