Lea Evergreen Weaving

Traditional Basket Weaving

Unexpectedly I fell crazy in love with weaving from my very first basket!

I love the feel of natural fibres running through my fingers, the rhythmic flow of the stitches, the endless creative possibilities and the meditative state that one falls into.

I love the circles of women chattering,  friendships that form, the nourishing care expressed and the bursting wild excitement as the creative juices flow.

In 2015 I learnt to weave from Kate Rydge and Ingrid Riverstone of 'Bare Weaving'.  In 2016 I was introduced to Kate's adopted mother Roslyn, from an Arnhem land lineage of master weavers.  Roslyn is one of the dearest people I have ever meet, her hugs have the warmth of eternity in them. To weave with her is the epitome of Magic!

During Lockdown of 2020 I enjoyed Catriona Pollard's online weaving courses and in 2021 lockdown I devoured Harriot Gaddall Weaving Course and I then found myself becoming steady and solid in the weaving techniques. 

As my Mother watched along she began to remember that in our family ancestry she had uncovered two family members who had been weaving artisans in the 17th Century England. My forefathers Samuel and William Mudford from Cornwall were revered textile weavers artisans and craftsman. They traveled extensively studying and teaching weaving!

 

With many hours of playful experimenting and mischief I saw my own unusual nuances appear in baskets. 

 

My curiosity about basketry is never complete and I am always listening and watching for the stories that baskets and women weave as they gather together to enjoy these ancient arts. 

Lea Evergreen Weave

'Baby Basket

Big Fun'

Half Day

Workshop

Baby Basket Big Fun - $88

I have been having a playful experimental relationship with baby baskets and I would love to share this with you.  

In the container of a small group of women you will learn practical skills and have the opportunity to enjoy the companionship of other women.

You will learn these skills necessary to weave a  twining style basket: 

1. beginning a basket and basic stitch

2. adding in new fibres

3. shaping and finishing the basket 

4. choosing natural manufactured fibres

Plus

*extra skills in creating patterns and unusual weaves

* yummy Lea made afternoon tea

Lea Evergreen Weaving

'Basketry
Immersion'
Full Day
Workshop

Basketry Immersion - $140

 

I wholeheartedly infuse this day

with all my passions to include

*opening and closing the day with a

movement meditation

*heartshare circle for each woman to

share her inner experience

*preparing a nourishing Lea made lunch to share

In the container of a small group of women you will learn practical skills and have the opportunity to enjoy the companionship of other women.

You will learn these skills necessary to weave a coil or twining basket: 

1. beginning a basket and basic stitch

2. adding in new fibres

3. shaping and finishing the basket 

4. collecting and processing native fibres or choosing manufactured fibres