Go Wild With Weaving 2022
GO WILD!   Be Creative!  Have Fun!   Find your Passion and your Tribe!
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April 2022

It is the ninth Go Wild With Weaving Workshop, held in beautiful Collingwood, Golden Bay, N.Z..  

For 2022, our line-up is 6 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, cane 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 are booked on a first come first served basis, and have filled very quickly in the past.

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 23rd & Sunday 24h April 2022.


3 spaces remaining

Have fun weaving a useful retro picnic basket from cane with Tanya Doty. You can add colour and texture with real retro plastic-covered cane..and then head for the beach read to picnic. 

People can view her work at http://www.facebook.com/heartstonebaskets And  http://www.instagram.com/heartstonebaskets


1 place remaining

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


3 places remaining 

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.


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


Full now, sorry

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.



3 places remaining 

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!


Tutor: Yvonne Hammond is a NZ flax artist.

Experience level: for everyone

Facebook: @Yvonne Hammond Artist


*. The full fee of each course is $350, payable by 28/2/22.  
*. Personal refunds are not available after 28/2/22,

* A full refund will be available should Government mandates mean that the event has to be cancelled.

* Circumstances beyond our control may result in changes to courses.  

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

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

Health, Venue and Timing

Venue is Collingwood Area School, Lewis Street Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ.

This is information on how to get to Collingwood. how-to-get-to-collingwood


On Saturday, arrive at 8.50am ready for registration, the classes run from 9.30-4.30, with an hour for lunch.

On Sunday, arrive at 9am for registration, the classes run from 9.15 -4.15 with an hour for lunch.

The School Principal has asked us to sign in via the register, to have a mask waiver or a mask, but no vax pass is required.

If you are feeling poorly, please stay at home, and let our admin organiser know.

What are Students Required to Bring

Please have a look at what students are required to bring with them, for each of the courses. what-to-bring-with-you


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 we plan to organise an evening meal in Collingwood for the Saturday 23rd..  The details are still to be finalised.  The cost has not been included in the fees..   


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  /2022/local-accommodation

Payment and Contact

Contact me, nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz, 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 and the fabulous Heaphy Track.  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.  There are also lots of things to see and do around Collingwood.  /2022/what-to-do-and-see-around-collingwood


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

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