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A beautifully produced, all encompassing, online collaboration with Fibre Arts Take Two. Filmed on location around Harriet’s home and studio, share a one-on-one learning experience with Harriet as she takes you into her world, showing you through foraging in the garden, preparing materials for weaving, her favourite fudamental techniques for creating fibre art and sculpture and her professional studio set-up.
With your inspiration, I dug deep & created something authentic from the soul. At long last I am doing what I always thought must be possible & stepping into my true self. And what a joy it is!Anne-Marie Cronin
I have discovered something that fully absorbs me. I spend hours in my little garden studio “playing”, unfettered by rules & expectations & I’m revelling in it.
This 8 day Ace Camp will offer you the opportunity to explore the techniques used in various forms of natural fibre basket weaving and traditional loom weaving. Luang Prabang is the best place in Laos to find the country’s remarkable textile treasures. Laos textiles are considered by collectors and connoisseurs to be amongst the finest in the world.You will work with local artisans learning about silk types, the many uses of bamboo, natural dye preparations and how to weave on a large floor loom, on which you will create your own masterpiece. Harriet Goodall will be teaching an in-depth basket weaving workshop sharing her design process, material knowledge, and technical approaches to modern basket weaving. You will learn while exploring with different materials such as seagrass, raffia and rattan and build multiple small pieces to take home.
LAOS with ACE CAMPS
26 October – 3 November 2022
A textile, weaving and natural dyeing retreat in beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos with Ace Camps and Harriet Goodall.
21 November 2021 – The Cooks Shed (lunch by Martin Boetz), Sackville NSW
Open Twined Fish Trap Style Lamp Shade SOLD OUT
23/24 October – Artisans In The Gardens, Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens W
ire & Fibre Sculpture – Making PODS or COCOONS
Further Details for these workshops:
Cordage & Windowpane Twining (Fish Trap Style) Basket or Lampshade
Harriet is one of Australia’s best-known fibre sculptors and teachers of basketry techniques. She has led regular workshops in Australia and internationally for more than a decade. Working full-time out of her studio near Robertson, NSW she makes fibre sculpture, lighting installations and commissions.
In class, we will explore contemporary basketry techniques and learn about fibres suitable for weaving. The workshop format embraces the ancient magic of a creative circle and making by hand.
Included in the class fee are all the materials you will need, relevant notes and tools. Most often this is hand-dyed rattan core, seagrass or raffia to form the structure of the baskets and foraged materials to ‘fill’ or decorate the baskets. Attendees are encouraged to bring treasures from their own collecting and recycling is always a good thing!
In the fish-trap style class students will choose from naturally dyed rattan to create a fish-trap inspired sculptural basket with open weave or windowpane twining. The class will start with string making or ‘cordage’ by hand from leaves or raffia which can then be used to hang their fish trap style basket.
These baskets look wonderful on the wall, lit up with fairy lights or small LED bulbs.
Morning Tea & a shared style Lunch provided by Martin Boetz.
October 23rd & 24th Artisans In the Gardens Details TBC
The 20th anniversary celebration of this exciting and diverse art exhibition inspired by nature in all its forms.A celebration of the natural world, Artisans in the Gardens, now celebrating its 20th exhibition, brings together an extraordinary range of artwork. The exhibition showcases some of Australia’s best established and emerging artists and craftspeople with over 3,000 artworks including sculpture, ceramics, hand blown glass, jewellery, textiles plus so much more.
The pieces are thought provoking, awe-inspiring, functional and beautiful pieces of art. The artistic inspiration for the works draws on the intrinsic beauty of nature as well as current environmental issues and sustainability.
All items in the exhibition are for sale over the nine day event with proceeds going to the artists and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens continue supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educational programs within your Botanic Gardens.
Save the date! Get a first look at Artisans in the Gardens 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Opening Night Celebration on Friday, 15 October. Mingle with the artists, sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy shopping for artworks in the beautiful Lion Gate Lodge before the general public. More details to follow.
Lion Gate Lodge Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
You can also tailor private or group workshops to suit your needs – Harriet will forage, dye and prepare all weaving materials, bring comprehensive notes, tools and most importantly, cake! For a workshop overview with pricing please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.
Booking Terms – Please read my set Terms and Conditions before booking into any workshop.