Random Weave Cane & Driftwood Basket Class

This class is now full

Tutor: Nicola Basham from Go Wild with Weaving of Golden Bay

Date: Tuesday November 16th & WednesdayNovember 17th
Time: 9am – 4.30pm

Venue: ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’. 18 Halse Place, Opunake 4616


As well as learning to work with seagrass and cane, you’ll learn how to gather natural materials, select specific materials for particular projects, use driftwood to create a rim, and to dye different materials. Nicola will show you how to create a cane structure and use random weave techniques with varied materials.

This course runs over two full days.

What you’ll get

Each student will work to complete their own unique piece by the end of the workshop. You will learn the techniques for reproducing these beautiful artworks at home.

Who should attend?

Those with an interest in weaving or handcrafts. Those seeking a new outlet for creative expression. No prior knowledge needed


Cane, willow bark, sea grass and driftwood will be provided.What to bringStudents will need to bring some tools (eg secateurs, craft scissors, PVA glue and a small drill – battery or mains) as well as any particular materials you may wish to incorporate into your piece, such as Jasmine or Ivy. You can also bring your own driftwood, – these pieces should ideally have a diameter of 1 to 3 cms.  You may also have some pretty shells or feathers or beads you wish to use for embellishment. Shells, stones etc should ideally have holes pre-drilled.


Limit to 10 people

Pre-registration required for catering and materials. 

Shared Lunch. Tea and coffee supplied


Price: $140.00 per person includes all essential materials. 

This course is being sponsored by ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’. This is part of the gallery’s community outreach initiative to create new learning experiences in South Taranaki. 

Please PM orTXT Viv on 021 407 424, email viv@blacknosugar.com OR

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