Today is the day to learn the fun basketry technique of string making
- the proper string making technique
- what materials you can use
- how to make it into a bracelet.
I love making string (or what basket makers call cordage). It’s a basic basketry technique that is fun to learn and experiment with.
I seem to be always wearing a bracelet made from foraged plants I’ve woven into string. I think it so unique and reminds me of how wonderful basketry is. I make them for friends as gifts as well.
String is a basketry technique that once you’ve learnt it, you can unleash your creativity and apply it making larger basket using it as the weaver, or as the handle for baskets, or simply to use for tying things up!
By the end of this course, not only will have learnt how to make string, but you will be a confident in this basketry technique.
This course is for you if:
- You want to learn how the learn the ancient basketry technique of string making.
- You don’t have any experience weaving.
- You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.
Learning at your own pace, this practical short course is suitable for beginners weavers, and you will end finished string and string bracelet and confidence to do more!
Catriona Pollard - Basketry artist and teacher
As a practicing basketry artist and teacher, my unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature.
I use foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry and assemblage techniques to reimagine nature.
My art is about truly seeing the extraordinary in everyday moments. Simply, it’s about being still, and letting the beauty surface.
I’ve had several solo exhibitions and exhibited extensively in selected and group exhibitions. I've been finalist in many art awards including Emerging Artist of the Year Craft NSW, Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Warringah Art Prize, and Mosman Art Gallery.
While predominately self-taught, I've had valuable learning experiences many wonderful weavers including Jillian Culey, Judy Dominic, Mary Hettmansperger, Tim Johnson, Robyn Djunginy, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Mavis Ganambarr, Meri Peach, (the late) Jim Wallis and acclaimed Australian basket artist (the late) Virginia Kaiser.
I teach sold out workshops in my studio in Sydney, week long residentials at art schools and also internationally.
My artwork is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections. Read more about me and my work at www.theartofweaving.com.au
Frequency Asked Questions
What if I’ve never woven before?
If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love the step by step instructions where you can go at your own pace. It’s all video so you can see what I’m doing while I’m explaining it, so that makes it very visual and easy to follow.
What if I’m not creative?
I think that everyone is creative, but we need to put ourselves in environments where we explore that creativity. I’ll walk you through the techniques step by step and give you the space to get creative. Anyone can take this course and end up with stunning baskets.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact me.
Why is it in US dollars?
I wanted to include PayPal as a payment option because I use it the most myself when buying online, but this platform forces US currency if I want to include this PayPal option. It gets automatically converted to your chosen currency for payment.