Masterclass: Sea Bird Weaving - February
Masterclass: Sea Bird Weaving - February

Masterclass: Sea Bird Weaving - February

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with Aly de Groot


Weave your own bird from recycled marine debris with Darwin Artist, Aly de Groot. The body will be hand-woven from repurposed fishing-line, and the little head is a recycled take away soup spoon. Given current trends, it is estimated by natural scientists that 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic waste by 2050. Learn several basket making techniques , including random weave and twining, whilst weaving the seas clean to make your own hanging sea bird.

This class is suitable for beginners but also an opportunity for those with experience to extend their practice. 

Aly de Groot is a Darwin based fibre artist with over 20 years experience of sharing her passion for basketry across the NT as well as Nationally and Internationally in workshops and exhibitions in schools, universities, festivals and remote communities. in 2018 she completed her PhD at Charles Darwin University where her research question focused on contemporary basketry practices and environmental preservation. In 2023 she will travel Europe as a Churchill Fellowship recipient investigating endangered basket making techniques and avenues being taken to preserve this important knowledge. 

Aly is a generous and inspirational mentor, guiding diverse groups in a gentle and trauma informed way, sharing creative tools she knows are effective for health and happiness.


Ticket prices

Members: $185

Non Members: $200


Sunday 19 February 2023

10am until 4pm


All materials supplied. Please bring your own lunch.

Minimum class size 5, maximum 10. Class subject to cancellation due to insufficient bookings in which case fees paid will be refunded. Full student refunds can be issued up to 7 working days prior to commencement, however individual classes will not be refunded due to nonattendance.

Tactile Arts members can access their workshop discount by entering WEAVING MEMBER into the discount code field at the checkout.