Weekend Weaving Retreat, Sydney, 27-28 August 2022

$460.00

Learn my favourite 4 basketry techniques in 2 days. 

Saturday 28 –  Sunday 29 August 2022 10am – 4pm daily. 

Limited spots –  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

You will be learning and exploring my favourite basketry techniques with materials you can easily access after the class so you can easily keep on weaving:

  • random weaving with cane + inclusions
  • random weaving with long leafy plants
  • twining with jute with a pattern
  • looping with paper string

By the end of this course you will be confident in multiple basketry techniques.

 

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Learn my favourite 4 basketry techniques in 2 days. 

Saturday 27 –  Sunday 28 August 10am – 4pm daily. 

Limited spots –  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

You will be learning and exploring my favourite basketry techniques with materials you can easily access after the class so you can easily keep on weaving:

  • random weaving with cane + inclusions
  • random weaving with long leafy plants
  • twining with jute with a pattern
  • looping with paper string

By the end of this course you will be confident in multiple basketry techniques.

Tapping into your creativity, like all of my workshops, it is so much more than just learning techniques, it’s an opportunity to tap into powerful creativity that is ready to surface.

Learning at your own pace, in this hands on, practical workshop is all about exploration and experimentation not perfection. While learning basketry techniques, you will be reconnecting with your imagination and creativity.

It’s a small class so you get hands-on tuition from expert weaver, Catriona Pollard.

Suitable for beginners, or weavers who are looking to learn these techniques If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love it and leave with finished basketry sculptures and the confidence to do more.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn multiple basketry techniques.
  • You don’t have any experience or want to further develop your weaving.
  • You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.
  • You deserve the gift  a weekend of dedicated weaving with a group of lovely people.

“Led by the dynamic and richly talented Catriona, we mastered new techniques and learned so so so much more about the creative process. It is not always that the practitioner can teach, but despite her own high level of skill, Catriona knew that we needed to learn the elements of the craft before letting loose our imaginations. Patiently she demonstrated and repeated (again and again!) until our hesitant fingers danced to newly mastered rhythms. Her rich imagination and her technical skills together with a profound understanding of the inspiration to be found in natural plant materials enabled us to twine our souls into an exhilarating world of creativity.” Sarah

“I had a wonderful time “creating, learning new skills, using natural elements and sitting chatting with like-minded women.  What a gift to be able to take time out with Catriona guiding us enthusiastically and nurturing our new skills and self-belief.  Thanks heaps Catriona.” Robin

“Just wanted to say thankyou for your lovely workshop today. Such a wonderful way to spend the day ….I learnt such a lot ..and congratulations to you with everyone achieving their goal for the workshop. A very well organised and beautifully presented class All the best and thanks again Suzy


Catriona Pollard – Basketry artist and teacher

Catriona is a practicing basketry artist and teacher, her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature. She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry and assemblage techniques to reimagine nature.

Her art is about truly seeing the extraordinary in everyday moments. Simply, it’s about being still, and letting the beauty surface. She has had several solo exhibitions and exhibited extensively in selected and group exhibitions. She’s been finalist in many art awards including  Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Warringah Art Prize, and Mosman Art Gallery. She teaches sold out workshops in her studio in Sydney, week long residentials at art schools and also internationally.

Her artwork is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections. Read more about at www.theartofweaving.com.au/about

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Cancellations: 100% refund if you cancel before 28 July 2022.  No refunds after 28 July 2022. If there is a person that can fill your spot from the waiting list then happy to refund you in full. All refunds are less the 0.026% processing fee. 100% refund if I have to cancel for an unforeseen circumstance.

Saturday 27 –  Sunday 28 August 10am – 4pm daily. This is a non residential retreat.

Venue: The Barn, Mosman Bay, 3c Avenue Road Mosman. Free all day parking, next to the Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf.

Cost: $460 including materials

 

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Catriona Pollard’s unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and vines into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature. She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry techniques.

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BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

The basketry workshops are all about exploration and play – not perfection. Experience and explore sculptural basketry techniques and learn how to create something from found organic material just using your hands and imagination. Suitable for anyone interested in exploring their creativity.

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