with Aly de Groot
Weave your own ghost net bottle holder inspired by European Wicker Demijohns ( a glass vessel enclosed in wickerwork). Learn to prepare the fibres and weave around a recycled bottle using repurposed rope from ghost nets to make a hanging plant holder or water bottle carrier. Ghost nets are abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing nets made from synthetic fibers that are left drifting in the world's oceans. Ghost nets entangle and kill marine creatures like sea turtles, dolphins, fish, sharks and seabirds. Aly will provide a variety of colourful ghost net ropes collected with rangers on remote beaches in Arnhem Land. Recycled bottles are also provided or bring your own water or glass bottle to weave around. 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 travelled 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.
Non Members: $200
Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2024
5pm until 8pm
All materials supplied.
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.