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Melon Basket Making Workshop

Learn to use natural materials and traditional basketry techniques to make a melon basket with Jodie Goldring at Ballarat’s Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades.

Learn how to use natural materials to make a small melon basket using the traditional basketry technique of ribbed construction.

You will start by lashing two intersecting hoops together to create a basic framework. As you weave, ribs will be inserted into the lashing to provide structural integrity and strength to the basket. The woven surface will be created using a technique called randing, which is the moving of a single weaver inside and outside alternating ribs.

A range of plant materials will be provided such as iris, red-hot poker, bulrushes, watsonia and willow. Information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own materials to use at home is included in this workshop.

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Sun 20 Nov 2022

09:30 - 16:30

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Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten TradesBradshaw Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.