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Wild Weaving Workshop – 2 days

August 3, 2013 @ 9:00 am - August 4, 2013 @ 5:00 pm


“From Bush floor to finished project”

For those interested in therapeutic basketry, wild Fiber art and Permaculture land care by weaving with bush invaders (weeds) and natives.

About the workshop

This workshop is a creative as well as a therapeutic experience immersing people in a fascinating process of free flow weaving basketry. We’ll be exploring diverse materials, their properties and shape possibilities given by different sources of natural fibers collected and gathered locally.

From bush floor to finished project you’ll get a broad know-how of this easy intuitive weaving technique, from material selection, shape-structuring, decoration and fiber preservation. At the end of the day you’ll take home finished wild vessels.

Beginners are welcome.  No previous experience is required.

Workshop Program:

  • Random weave, Coiling and Twining techniques. Origins, inspiration and meaning.
  • Learning bush: Fiber selection, dyeing, storage and Preservation.
  • Learning required qualities of chosen materials for shape & structuring.
  • Wild vessel constructions steps.
  • Personal touch through decoration and embellishments.

About the Trainer:

ClaudiaClaudia Echeverria

Trained as an Architect, Permaculturalist, Yoga teacher and traditional aboriginal basket weaver, Fiber artist of the Blue Mountains Claudia Echeverria experiments and reinterpret woven forms through traditional and nontraditional techniques. Claudia often incorporates into her work a diverse palette of locally gathered material, native fibers, “weeds” as well as recycled materials. Her fascination for birds’ nests, natural fibers, textures, shapes and tensile structures inspires her to explore and create unique organic pieces delivering and teaching basketry as a wild intuitive Art form.

She’s been holding weaving circles in order to teach and pass on this ancestral skill to anyone willing to connect, learn, explore and be inspired by its unlimited possibilities.

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Bookings & Enquiries:

Phone Penny on (02) 9888 2575 or email info@permaculturesydneyinstitute.org.
Registration and full payment to confirm your place in the course or workshop should be received min 7 days before the workshop commences.



August 3, 2013 @ 9:00 am
August 4, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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