On February 7th a group of us participated in Tricia Dobson’s workshop on weaving with natural and recycled fibres.
Who could imagine that those palm trees and banana trunks we often pass by, provide materials from which you can make just about anything. Tricia demonstrated simple ways to create a base with the stems from palm flowers and weave from those twisted twines, banana trunk bark that naturally peels away from the tree. The incredible sheen and jaded grey brown colours combine into many resilient shapes, bowls, baskets, plates, and even sculptural shapes.
We had a fantastic time and hope to continue with other workshops during 2019.
By the way, our next blog will feature the fabulous pottery shed and news on what is evolving.
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Here are some photos below of the Weaving Workshop