Art and Craft Courses, Classes and Workshops at the Plant Craft Cottage

Beginners' Basketry Workshop - BOOKED OUT

When: Saturday 23 February 2019 - 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $85     Non-Members $95 
Limit of 10 per workshop Morning tea and coffee provided. BYO Lunch.

Tackling the War on Waste with Lydia Beshara in a basic stitch basketry workshop using both found, used and new materials
Come to this beginners’ basketry workshop, which will teach you how to make something different using recycled, re-purposed, or new materials. Once you’ve started, basket-making will hook you in. Soon you will be collecting materials and making presents for everyone. It's a delightfully relaxing, rewarding avenue for self-expression.

 Grab your old shirts, sheets, wool, ribbon or whatever else you have lying around and join us for a beginners’ basketry workshop at Plant Craft Cottage nestled in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens. This workshop will inspire you to make your very own treasures by re-purposing your old clothes and plant materials to tackle the growing war on waste.

No experience needed. All materials included. Suitable for both adults and teenagers.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Colours From The Kitchen Garden - Natural Dye Workshop

Learn how to mordant wool yarn, make dye baths and obtain colours from the kitchen garden.

When: Saturday 23 March 2019 - 9 am to 3.30 pm

Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $100     Non-members $135.00 
All materials supplied             

Number Limit 10
Closing date Thursday, 14 March
No late applications accepted.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398 


Stitched Exposed-Core Lavender Basket

When: Saturday 11 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $65 Non-members $80
All materials and morning tea provided. BYO lunch.
Bookings essential. Maximum number of participants – 8.
In this workshop you will work with dried English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) to make a coiled basket using a variety of stitching materials including raffia, linen thread and cotton. The lavender fragrance remains for many years.
Written instructions for collecting and drying plant materials will be included, along with tips from the Cottage basket-makers on simple techniques for basket-making.
Warning: Lavender can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing and sore eyes. The workshop will be held outdoors under cover.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

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