Go Wild With Weaving 2024
GO WILD!   Be Creative!  Have Fun!   Find your Tribe!
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024

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

For 2024, our line-up is 7 x 2-day workshops which cater for varying levels of weaving expertise. Each workshop features different techniques or different natural materials, such as bark, willow, cane, cabbage tree leaves, flax, copper and natural wild fibres ....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.


Custom design two small contemporary bark baskets using Traditional Northwest American techniques, from a visiting American tutor.

Tutor: Judy Zugish, professional artist (US)

Level:  for everyone.



Weave a beautiful ribbed basket using reed, vines and seagrass. This is a traditional egg basket.  You will complete your own unique pieces and learn the techniques for weaving these beautiful artworks at home. 



Tutor: Tamar Guse, professional weaver and tutor

Level:  for everyone.


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

Experiment with a range of natural materials, feathers or beads or whatever else you fancy.  Bring your own treasures to weave in.

Tutor: Deb Price, celebrated artist and tutor.

Level:  for everyone.


Make random weave birds nests.  These are extremely versatile, practical pieces which students can use materials on hand from the garden or foraged from the beach. Suitable for beginners and experienced makers,  once you start with this style of basket the sky’s the limit..

Tutor: Cindy Wood, professional Australian weaver and tutor.

Level.  For everyone.



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.

Level:  for everyone


Using wire weaving techniques with recycled copper, create copper sculptures with Jasmine Clark.  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


Make a big, functional traditional willow basket.

Learn willow planting, care and weaving techniques.

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

Level: for everyone.



* The full fee of each course is $380, payable by 28/2/24.  a deposit of $100 is required if you are not paying the full amount.

*  An early-bird deal of $350 is available if paid in full before 31/12/23.

* Personal refunds are not available after 28/2/24,

* A refund less admin costs of $40 will be available should Government mandates mean that the event has to be cancelled.

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

Payment and Contact

Contact me at  nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz, to register, pay or ask for additional information.


Venue and How to Get to Collingwood

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

This is information on how to get to Collingwood. /2024/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. /2024/weekend-timetable

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.

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.   /2024/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 20th  April.  The details are still to be finalised.  As everybody eats such different food, drink and quantities, this meal is to be paid for individually.


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  /2024/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. /2023/what-to-do-in-and-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