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Learn how to weave with our weaving courses in Sydney

Learn the traditional basketry technique of coil weaving in this fun and relaxing workshop. In this course, you will use natural plant materials and yarn to create your own small basket or the beginnings of a larger piece. This introductory workshop will teach you the skills to make beautiful and practical baskets for yourself, family and friends.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Knowledge of different materials and where to find them
  • Awareness of sustainable practices
  • Knowledge of online resources
  • Experienced how to start a basket, adding new materials, how to create walls and how to finish off
  • Techniques learnt to begin or complete your own unique coiled basket

Ideal for

Beginners with no experience of basketry

Course Content

In this course you will learn about:

  • Materials and where to obtain them
  • Sustainable practices
  • Online resources
  • Techniques to create a woven vessel or 3 D object – beginning, changing materials, developing structure and finishing

Please bring to class

  • Scissors
  • Chenille needle size 18/22 or needle with a large eye and sharp point
  • 50g Raffia (please do not bring paper raffia)
  • Yarn
  • A ball of 4, 5 or 8 ply yarn and/or hemp cord. You may like to bring more than one colour to create a multi-coloured basket.

Note: Eckersley’s Art Supplies and Lincraft haberdashery are both in York Street, across the road from our city campus.

Discounts for SCC students are available with the following retailers:

  • 10% discount at Dans Art Design – enter code ‘SCC’ at the checkout.

The link to the Website is DansArtDesign

  • Tilly’s Art Supplies in Rozelle, 10% off
  • Art On King Art Supplies in Newtown, 10% off
  • Eckersley’s Art Supplies in York Street, 10% off

About Your Tutor

Judith Macrae is a visual artist and maker with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School in Sydney. Her current art practise involves textile sculpture, soft toys and coiled vessels. Judith’s love of colour and texture is evidenced in her work. She also has a love of animals and a particular fondness for koalas.

Judith has many years' experience as an arts facilitator and loves helping people develop new skills and working with them to express themselves through their creativity.

Examples of Judith’s work can be found on her Instagram account:

meandtex Instagram

Student Feedback

“I had a wonderful time at our class on Saturday. Thank you! I doubled the size of my weaving yesterday. It looks pretty.”

“ The tutor was very knowledgeable and gentle in her approach to teaching.”

"A terrific, diverse group of participants who were kind and funny, a teacher who gave loads of positive
feedback and was respectful of students. The tutor had time and patience to attend to all our needs. She was generous with supplies and had some lovely examples of weaving to share with the group."

“Everything was great about this course, the venue and the class size. The teacher was knowledgeable, engaging and very helpful. Nothing was too much effort and she provided individual assistance when required.”

“The tutor spent time with everyone and was absolutely lovely! This course was so much fun!! She is very knowledgeable in her craft.”

“Nothing like I expected. We all had a good laugh and ended up with raffia 'baskets'.”

“The teacher's approach to this workshop was great. The tutor had a calm approach to teaching us and showed us what to do through a clearly explained demonstration to begin with. She was approachable and most helpful supporting us one to one as we tried the weaving techniques for the first time. I appreciated her words of encouragement through out. Thank you.”

“Was a fabulous productive course - fabulous, helpful and a great teacher. I love my basket and am inspired to make more :)”

“The tutor provided a demonstration and then helped everyone individually answering questions as well as checking in throughout the workshop.”

“Very easy to get to, tea and coffee and seating available when I got there early, across the road from the craft shop for shopping after being inspired in the workshop.”


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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: FOUR STARS!

  • said: I have wanted to do this for so long, so excited to finish off my basket :)

  • said: The whole process from booking the class to finding the venue and the class tutor was great - thank you!

  • said: I enjoyed learning new skills with a very encouraging and supportive tutor. Would have happily attended a whole day session!

  • said: Tutor was approachable and helped us individually when required

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